An Archaeological Assessment of the Middle Santa Cruz River Basin, Rillito to Green Valley, Arizona, for the Proposed Tucson Aqueduct Phase B, Central Arizona Project

Author(s): Jon S. Czaplicki; James D. Mayberry

Year: 1983


This report presents the results of a Class II sample survey of Phase B of the Tucson Division, Central Arizona Project. Because of the relatively large amount of survey data available for this area, the study was based primarily on existing data rather than on new field survey data. The survey data were used to discuss the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Hohokam, Proto-historic, and Historic Periods in the Phase B area. Settlement patterning and subsistence strategies for these periods were studied, as were various models for prehistoric cultural development in the area. Against this background the proposed Phase B canal alternatives were assessed in terms of their impacts on known and expected cultural resources. Routes B-1 and B-2 and the Twin Hills reservoir site were determined to be the best choices because of the fewer impacts they would have on the cultural resource base.

Finally, to help determine a research orientation for future Phase B cultural resource studies, various research problems were discussed for each of the above-mentioned periods.

Cite this Record

An Archaeological Assessment of the Middle Santa Cruz River Basin, Rillito to Green Valley, Arizona, for the Proposed Tucson Aqueduct Phase B, Central Arizona Project. Jon S. Czaplicki, James D. Mayberry. Archaeological Series ,164. Tempe, AZ: Cultural Resource Management Division, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. 1983 ( tDAR id: 191191) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8191191

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Archaic Historic Hohokam PaleoIndian

Site Name
AZ AA:12:101 (ASM) AZ AA:12:106 (ASM) AZ AA:12:120 (ASM) AZ AA:12:122 (ASM) AZ AA:12:150 (ASM) AZ AA:12:40 (ASM) AZ AA:12:42 (ASM) AZ AA:12:54 (ASM) AZ AA:12:55 (ASM) AZ AA:12:90 (ASM) AZ AA:12:93 (ASM) AZ AA:12:96 (ASM) AZ AA:12:98 (ASM) AZ AA:16:10 (ASM) AZ AA:16:11 (ASM) AZ AA:16:12 (ASM) AZ AA:16:13 (ASM) AZ AA:16:28 (ASM) AZ AA:16:32 (ASM) AZ AA:16:35 (ASM) AZ AA:16:36 (ASM) AZ AA:16:47 (ASM) AZ AA:16:51 (ASM) AZ AA:16:55 (ASM) AZ AA:16:56 (ASM) AZ AA:16:60 (ASM) AZ AA:16:61 (ASM) AZ AA:16:62 (ASM) AZ AA:16:64 (ASM) AZ AA:16:65 (ASM) AZ AA:16:68 (ASM) AZ AA:16:69 (ASM) AZ AA:16:7 (ASM) AZ AA:16:70 (ASM) AZ AA:16:73 (ASM) AZ AA:16:74 (ASM) AZ AA:16:75 (ASM) AZ AA:16:79 (ASM) AZ AA:16:8 (ASM) AZ AA:16:80 (ASM) AZ AA:16:83 (ASM) AZ AA:16:9 (ASM) AZ BB:13:109 (ASM) AZ BB:13:111 (ASM) AZ BB:13:132 (ASM) AZ BB:13:136 (ASM) AZ BB:13:14 (ASM) AZ BB:13:18 (ASM) AZ BB:13:19 (ASM) AZ BB:13:22 (ASM) AZ BB:13:35 (ASM) AZ BB:13:53 (ASM) AZ BB:13:54 (ASM) AZ BB:13:56 (ASM) AZ BB:13:57 (ASM) AZ BB:13:6 (ASM) AZ BB:13:65 (ASM) AZ BB:13:75 (ASM) AZ BB:13:84 (ASM) AZ BB:13:88 (ASM) AZ BB:13:89 (ASM) AZ BB:13:90 (ASM) AZ BB:13:94 (ASM) Show More

Site Type
Agricultural or Herding Canal or Canal Feature Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Terrace Trash Scatter

Investigation Types
Archaeological Overview Site Evaluation / Testing

Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.334; min lat: 31.426 ; max long: -110.447; max lat: 32.514 ;

Record Identifiers

Contract No. (s): 0-07-30-x0091

Report No.(s): DI-BR-APO-CCRS 84-1

NADB document id number(s): 1000108

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00030436

NADB citation id number(s): 000000012107

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
1983_CzaplickiMayberry_ArchaeologicalAssessmentMiddleSanta_OCR... 95.98mb Sep 23, 2021 11:13:09 AM Public
This file is a redacted copy.
1983_CzaplickiMayberry_ArchaeologicalAssessmentMiddleSanta_OCR... 96.19mb May 1, 1983 May 4, 2017 9:52:29 AM Confidential
This file is unredacted.

Accessing Restricted Files

At least one of the files for this resource is restricted from public view. For more information regarding access to these files, please reference the contact information below

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

This Resource is Part of the Following User Created Collections