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3 Neighbors Arizona Site Steward File (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text E.A. Wood. Audrey Stevens. Judy Rounds. J.G. Wood. Scott Wood.

This is an Arizona Site Steward file for the Three Neighbors site, located on Tonto National Forest land. The site is comprised of Classic Period Hohokam residential compounds, petroglyphs, slag hornos, and artifact scatter. The file consists of four heritage inventory forms, multiple hand drawn site maps, four maps of the site location, an archaeological survey report form for isolated finds, a page of artifact sketches, and a black and white petroglyph photograph. The file contains two...


AAPL, Chapter 18, Lithic Technology Along the All American Pipeline (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David Carlson. Jeanne Swarthout. Stan Freer.

This chapter discusses lithic artifacts recovered along the All American Pipeline. Along with a review of type of projectile points, it includes an analysis of the sourcing for obsidian for these projectile points.


An Analysis of Cultural Materials from Five Classic Period Hohokam Sites Adjacent to State Route 87 on Lands of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Maricopa County, Arizona (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text C. Marshall Hoffman.

In late August, 1988, Archaeological Research Services, Inc. (ARS) performed a cultural resources survey on lands of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for the Arizona Department of Transportation. The survey was undertaken for a project involving the construction of turn lanes. The project area encompassed a 4700 ft x 67 ft construction right-of-way adjacent to the northern edge of SR 87. Five prehistoric habitation sites and one prehistoric canal were identified within the...


Ancient Farmers of the Safford Basin: Archaeology of the U.S. 70 Safford-to-Thatcher Project (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Rachel Fernandez

In March 1999, Desert Archaeology, Inc., was subcontracted by lnca Engineering to conduct archaeological testing along U.S. 70 between Safford and Thatcher at the behest of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Subsurface features associated with four prehistoric habitation sites (AZ CC:2:235, :289, :290, and :291 [ASM]), two prehistoric canal sites (AZ CC:2:296 and :297), and one late historic-period canal site (AZ CC:2:298) were identified. Except CC:2:291 that was removed from the project...


Annual Report: Archaeological Survey and Evaluation, Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson, Alaska 2008 (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Edmund P. Gaines.

In 2008, the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright (USAG FWA) and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Richardson (USAG FRA) initiated several projects that triggered archaeological and cultural resource analyses and surveys of proposed project areas. This report details each undertaking for which archaeological fieldwork was completed at Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson. One range project conducted at the Donnelly Training Area (DTA; within the boundaries of former Fort Greely) is reported in this report.


AR-03-12-04-428 Arizona Site Steward File (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Scott Wood. Elaine Zamora.

This is an Arizona Site Steward file for AR-03-12-04-428, comprised of petroglyphs and a small number of artifacts, located on Tonto National Forest land. The file consists of a site data form, two maps of the site location, a page of petroglyph sketches, a site map, and an unlabeled page of site data. The earliest dated document is from 1980.


Archaeological Data Recovery for the Ellsworth Road Widening Project, Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text A.E. (Gene) Rogge. Pamela J. Cox.

MCDOT and the Town of Queen Creek are widening 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) of Ellsworth Road to six lanes. MCDOT retained URS Corporation to conduct cultural resource studies to address the Maricopa County Comprehensive Plan objectives for promoting appreciation and preservation of significant archaeological and historical resources within the framework of state and federal laws. The law applicable to this project is the Arizona Antiquities Act. A survey documented that the project could affect...


Archaeological Evaluation of Three Sites for the Goldfield-Silver King 230 kV Transmission Line, Near Superior, Arizona (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Douglas R. Mitchell. Ron F. Ryden.

Salt River Project (SRP) is planning to install fiber optic communication on the Goldfield to Silver King 230 kV transmission line system on the Mesa and Globe Ranger districts in Pinal County, Arizona. The project will entail replacing a static line with a combination static-fiber optic line. This will require a wire trailer/puller and crane to be positioned near certain towers for wire pulling. Both pieces of equipment are rubber-tired to minimize ground disturbance. SWCA was contracted to...


Archaeological Investigations at Petroglyph Sites in the Painted Rock Reservoir Area, Southwestern Arizona (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Henry D. Wallace.

As early as 1749, European visitors to the Painted Rocks region commented on the rock art they observed. The Painted Rock Reservoir, dam, and the mountains to the south, are all named after a large petroglyph site along the main east-west trail through the area, the Painted Rocks site (S:16:1 [note that unless otherwise designated, all site numbers in this document are assigned by the Arizona State Museum and all are prefaced by "AZ"]). While most of the early attention on rock art focused on...


Archaeological Investigations at the Tanque Verde Wash Site, A Middle Rincon Settlement in the Eastern Tucson Basin (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark D. Elson.

Excavations by the Institute for American Research at the Tanque Verde Wash site (AZ BB: 13:68 [ASM]) uncovered a nearly complete segment of a single component Middle Rincon subphase (A.D. 1000-1100) hamlet. The site was located along Tanque Verde Wash, the largest permanent drainage within the eastern Tucson Basin. Nineteen pithouses, three trash mounds, and 66 extramural features were recovered within a 2500 square meter area, The excavation methodology, which involved the complete excavation...


Archaeological Investigations at the Westwing Site, AZ T:7:27 (ASU), Agua Fria River Valley, Arizona (1974)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald E. Weaver, Jr..

This report describes the archaeological excavations at, and subsequent laboratory analysis of material from, the Westwing Site, AZ T:7:27 (ASU), lying within the Salt River Project and the United States Bureau of Reclamation rights-of-way between the Westwing Substation and the Eastwing Substation, Maricopa County, Arizona. The excavations concentrated on the area to be impacted by construction of Tower Number 4 of the transmission line and the associated access road and support...


Archaeological Investigations at the Yuma Wash Site and Outlying Settlements Part 1 (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz.

The Yuma Wash site was a permanently occupied large Classic period village situated in the northern Tucson Basin at the juncture of the eastern bajada of the Tucson Mountains with the Santa Cruz River floodplain. The site area was also intermittently used on a much smaller scale during the rest of the Hohokam sequence and during the Early Agricultural and Early Ceramic periods, as well as during the Historic era. The project was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., for the Town of Marana. The...


Archaeological Investigations: Salt River Project, Coronado to Dinosaur Transmission Line, Private, State, and Federal Lands, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona: Final Report for Archaeological Survey of Proposed Transmission Line Right-Of-Way STA. 0+00 - STA. 3874+21 and Proposed Transmission Line Realignment Right-Of-Way STA. 1748+30 - STA. 2375+50 (1977)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Richard A. Brook.

Since May, 1975, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Department of Anthropology (hereafter "Museum"), has conducted archaeological investigations for the Salt River Project - Coronado Generating Station, Coronado-Dinosaur Transmission System, North End Project. This work, supported by contractual agreement, has consisted of an intensive archaeological survey of the proposed right-of-way, from Sta. 0+00 - Sta. 3874+21, and a realignment around Sta. 1748+30 to Sta. 2375+50, and the analysis and report...


Archaeological Monitoring and Surface Collection at Two Sites in Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Gila County, Arizona (1991)
DOCUMENT Full-Text JoAnn E. Kisselburg. Kim Adams. Walter Punzmann. Barbara S. Macnider.

Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) monitored blading and trenching activities in the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. The monitoring, which included surface artifact collection, was conducted to mitigate the impacts to cultural resources by the construction of a parking lot and the installation of underground utility lines. The work was completed under archaeological permit 91-18 issued by the Arizona state Museum. This survey identified a moderately dense lithic scatter in the...


An Archaeological Survey of the Salt-Gila Aqueduct (1973)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark Grady.

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) directed the Arizona State Museum to conduct a cultural resources survey of the Salt-Gila (Fannin-McFarland) Aqueduct as part of its environmental assessment of the impacts of the proposed Central Arizona Project. Twenty-two archaeological sites and two major areas of cultural activity were identified during the survey. Of these sites, 19 were recommended for further investigation and 5 were suggested for clearance (not eligible for the NRHP). The...


Archaeological Test Excavations at La Ciudad de los Hornos: The Casa Fiesta Location (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Laurene G. Montero.

Archaeological test excavations have been conducted at a portion of La Ciudad de los Hornos (AZ U:9:71 (ASM)), a prehistoric multicomponent Hohokam village. The field work for this project, sponsored by AMCOR Investment Company, was undertaken during the fall of 1989 by Northland Research, Inc. pursuant to the proposed redevelopment of the Casa Fiesta trailer park. The Casa Fiesta project area consists of a 55-acre (22-ha), triangular lot. Archaeological testing consisted of cutting a series of...


Archaeological Test Excavations at Two Sites In the Vicinity of the Lake Pleasant Regional Park (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants.

During the summer of 1988, archaeologists from Archaeological Consulting Services of Tempe, Arizona, conducted an archaeological survey of 220 acres in the vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park located northwest of Phoenix. This survey was conducted in order to provide inventory and assessment of the cultural resources that might be affected by the proposed exchange of this parcel to the Maricopa County Water Conservation District by the Bureau of Reclamation. This survey resulted in the...


Archaeological Testing at AZ T:7:178–181 (ASM) in the Proposed Cortessa Development, Maricopa County, Arizona (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Chris North. Michael S. Foster.

Cortessa LLC is proposing the residential development of a 613-acre parcel of land near the White Tank Mountains in Maricopa County, Arizona. The privately-owned land is located on the east side of the White Tank Mountains. A permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from the Army Corp of Engineers is necessary to proceed with the development; thus it is subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. A previous archaeological survey of the parcel resulted in the...


Archaeological Testing in a Portion of the Germann Site (AZ U:10:2 [ASM]) in Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Chris North. Douglas R. Mitchell. Michael S. Foster.

This document presents the results of archaeological testing within a portion of the Germann Site (AZ U:10:2 [ASM]). The project proponent, VIP Homes, is planning to develop this parcel of private land for single-family housing. Nearly the entire project area falls within the mapped boundary of the Germann Site. However, a previous Class III survey of the project area (North, Solometo, and Mitchell 2001) only identified surface artifacts in the northwest portion of the project area. The...


Archaeological Testing of Four Sites on Haigler Creek near Young, Arizona (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Chris North. Grant Fahrni.

AR-03-12-01-237 is a historic to modern site thought by locals to be the location of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp related to construction of the Chamberlain Trail. Work conducted during this testing program revealed that the site is related to early twentieth century ranching. Since the 1950s or 1960s, this area has been a favored recreational camping spot—a function that continues to this day. No evidence of a CCC camp was identified at AR-03-12-01-237 and archival research places...


An Archaeological Transect Across the Western Prescott Periphery: Prehistoric Site Distribution Based on Combined Survey Results (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas E. Wright. David E. Purcell.

Three archaeological surveys have been conducted along parallel transects through west-central Arizona: the Museum of Northern Arizona's survey of the Mead to Phoenix powerline right-of-way, SWCA's survey of Mead to Phoenix project construction access roads, and Archaeological Research Services's survey of the U. S. Highway 93 right-of-way for the Arizona Department of Transportation. Combining the results of these surveys and previous research reveals three major concentrations of sites. These...


Archaeology at the Gillespie Dam Site: Data Recovery Investigations for the Palo Verde to Pinal West 500 kV Transmission Line, Maricopa County, Arizona (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Alaina Harmon

In this report, the results of data recovery efforts conducted for the Palo Verde to Pinal West transmission line project at the Gillespie Dam site, AZ T:13:18 (ASM), in the Gila Bend area of the Gila River are presented. The site is a prehistoric Hohokam-Patayan settlement with an overlay of Historic era material. Fieldwork primarily occurred within the construction staging area of a transmission tower. Although covering less than an acre, the staging area contained surprising numbers of...


The Archaeology of Alamo Lake, Arizona: A Cultural Resources Sample Survey (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David A. Gregory.

During July and August of 1987, Statistical Research conducted a cultural resources survey of approximately 2400, acres, located in and around Alamo Dam and Reservoir and within the property administered by the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During the survey.,44 archaeological sites and eight isolated, non-site occurrences of cultural materials were discovered and recorded. Other environmental data relevant to the interpretation of cultural resources within the study area...


Archeological Investigations Along the Salt-Gila Aqueduct (1979)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Pat H. Stein.

In 1978, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) directed the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) to complete an intensive archaeological survey of the proposed alignment for the Salt-Gila Aqueduct, a feature of the Central Arizona Project. The survey area was 11,115 acres and included the 60 mile-long transmission line (with a typical width of 200 meters), three proposed utility line locations, one flood retention dike location, 11 possible spoil or realignment areas, and a subsidence well....


Archeological Investigations: Salt River Project, Coronado - Silverking Transmission Line 2 3/4 Mi. Segment of APS-SRP Common Corridor, Federal Land, Navajo County, Arizona: Report for Archeological Survey of the Proposed Coronado-Silverking Transmission Line 2 3/4 mi. Segment of APS-SRP Common Corridor (1978)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Dana Hartman.

Salt River Project (SRP) recently assumed responsibility for the construction of a 2 3/4 mile segment of the Coronado-Silverking APS-SRP Common Corridor Transmission Line. Due to this change in construction plans, Bettina Rosenberg, SRP Archeological Administrator, contacted the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) on November 30, 1977, and requested a resurvey of the tower locations on this portion of the transmission line. The line was originally surveyed by Arizona State Museum (ASM), but the...