Archaeological Investigations at the Westwing Site, AZ T:7:27 (ASU), Agua Fria River Valley, Arizona

Author(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.

Year: 1974

Summary

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 facilities.

On June 22, 1973, a letter agreement to conduct archaeological investigations at the site was negotiated between Arizona State University and the Salt River Project. On August 2, 1973, a similar contract to conduct archaeological research on adjacent portions of the same site was negotiated between Arizona State University and the National Park Service, acting in behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation. Field work under the direction of the author began on July 3, 1973, and terminated August 17, 1973. The work force consisted primarily of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Anthropology from Arizona State University. Twenty-three days were spent in the field during which 131 worker-days were expended, 75 on the Salt River Project right-of-way, and 56 on the United States Bureau of Reclamation right-of-way. Laboratory processing and analysis of the recovered material and report preparation were carried out at Arizona State University under the direction of the author.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigations at the Westwing Site, AZ T:7:27 (ASU), Agua Fria River Valley, Arizona. Donald E. Weaver, Jr.. Department of Anthropology Research Paper ,7. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University (ASU). 1974 ( tDAR id: 190772) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8190772

Keywords

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

General
Abrading Stone Ash Awl Ball Basalt Abrading Stone Basalt Chopper Basalt Hammerstone Basalt Knife Basalt Metate Basalt Pendant Basalt Polishing Pebble Basalt Ring Basalt Rod Basalt Rubbing Stone Basalt Scraper-Plane Basalt Spokeshave Bead Blade Bone (Deer) Bone (Rabbit) Bone (Rodent) Bone (Small Animal) Bone Awl Bowl Carved Glycymeris Show More

Geographic Keywords
Agua Fria River Agua Fria River Valley Agua Fria Valley Arizona (State / Territory) Basin and Range Physiographic Province Calderwood Butte Calderwood Butte Archaeological Zone El Mirage, AZ Lower Sonoran Desert Maricopa (County) Sonoran Life Zone

Temporal Keywords
Prehistoric Sedentary Period

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 900 to 1100 (Occupation of the Westwing Site as indicated by ceramic analysis.)

Calendar Date: 870 to 1050 (Occupation of the Westwing Site as indicated by radiocarbon dating.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.325; min lat: 33.703 ; max long: -112.291; max lat: 33.741 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Richard Anduze

Contributor(s): Garland Gordon; Paul Weimann; Don Dove; Carol Weed; Landon D. Smith; James Rodgers; Radiocarbon, Ltd.

Field Director(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.

Lab Director(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.

Principal Investigator(s): Alfred E. Dittert, Jr., Dr.

Landowner(s): Salt River Project; Bureau of Land Management

Sponsor(s): Salt River Project; National Park Service

Prepared By(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Submitted To(s): National Park Service; Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000012249

NADB Document ID No.(s): 1000254

Contract No.(s): CX 8000 4000 2

Notes

General Note: The copy of this report from which the NADB citation was made can be found at NPS (WR-RR), 600 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

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