Archaeological Investigations at the Westwing Site, AZ T:7:27 (ASU), Agua Fria River Valley, Arizona
Author(s): 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 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
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Basalt • Black-on-Whiteware • Bone • Brownware • Buffware • Building Materials • Ceramic • Chert • Clay Plaster • Corn • Decorated Ware • Deer • Fauna • Fine Grained Basalt • Fire Cracked Rock • Gila Plainware • Gila Plainware, Salt Variety • Glass • Glycymeris sp. • Granite • Gray Obsidian • Ground Stone • Macrobotanical • Mineral • Obsidian • Olivella sp. • Plainware • Plaster • Pollen • Quartz • Rabbit • Red-on-Buffware • Redware • Rodent • Sacaton Red-on-Buffware • Sandstone • Santa Cruz Red-on-Buffware • Scoria • Shell • Sosi Black or Whiteware • Vesicular Basalt • Whiteware • Wingfield Brownware • Wingfield Decorated Ware • Wingfield Plainware • Wingfield Redware Show More
Archaeological Feature • Bin • Depression • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Firepit • Hearth • Oval Depression • Oval Pit • Pit • Pit Oven • Post Hole • Post Hole / Post Mold • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno
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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 • Carved Shell • Ceramic Bowl • Ceramic Disc • Ceramic Jar • Charcoal • Chert Drill • Chert Projectile Point • Chipping Debris • Chopper • Core • Corn Cob • Debris • Digging Tool • Disc • Drill • Glycymeris Bracelet • Granite Abrading Stone • Granite Chopper • Granite Hammerstone • Granite Rubbing Stone • Granite Scraper-Plane • Hammerstone • Hemispherical Bowl • Jar • Knife • Long Bone (Deer) • Mano • Metate • Mortar • Obsidian Projectile Point • Olivella Bead • Pendant • Perforated Disc • Polishing Pebble • Pollen Sample • Projectile Point • Quartz Hammerstone • Radiocarbon Dating • Refuse • Ring • Rod • Rubbing Stone • Salt River Project • Sandstone Abrading Stone • Sandstone Chopper • Scoria Ball • Scraper-Plane • Shell Bead • Shell Bracelet • Spokeshave • SRP • Westwing Show More
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
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.)
min long: -112.326; min lat: 33.704 ; max long: -112.289; max lat: 33.74 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
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.
Prepared By(s): Arizona State University (ASU)
NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000012249
NADB Document ID No.(s): 1000254
Contract No.(s): CX 8000 4000 2
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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