Hohokam Archaeology along the Salt-Gila Aqueduct Central Arizona Project, Volume II: Supplemental Archaeological Survey


This is the second volume in the series of reports on archaeology conducted for the United States Bureau of Reclamation along the route of the Salt-Gila Aqueduct, a component of the Central Arizona Project designed to transport water a distance of 58 miles from east of Phoenix to the vicinity of the Picacho Mountains in Arizona. The project is largely concerned with data recovery at sites identified during previous surveys of the aqueduct alignment. However, as actual construction of the aqueduct began, various realignments and ancillary features became necessary. Intensive (Class 3) surveys were made necessary by realignment of the aqueduct and design of ancillary features after the initial planning phases.

This volume reports the results of intensive archaeological surveys of those areas in which construction was proposed only late in the planning process. It includes four reports on supplemental surveys conducted for the Salt-Gila Aqueduct (SGA), Central Arizona Project (CAP). The reports are presented individually to avoid confusion regarding survey locations and methods.

||Part I|| Mcarthy, Carol and Earl Sires||Supplemental Archaeological Survey, Reach 3: Borrow Areas and Aqueduct Realignment

Part I, by Carol McCarthy and Earl Sires, discusses the earliest of the supplemental surveys under this contract, involving seven areas associated with Reach 3 of the aqueduct. The surveys were conducted predominantly in the Queen Creek area and immediately north of the Gila River in the vicinity of Florence, Arizona.

||Part II||Gibb, James and Richard Ervin||Supplemental Archaeological Survey, Reach 3: Spoil Areas Near Florence, Arizona

Part II, by James Gibb and Richard Ervin, reports on a survey of a spoil area adjacent to the right-of-way in the Florence area.

||Part III||Ervin, Richard||Supplemental Archaeological Survey, Reach 3: Materials Pit Near Coolidge, Arizona

Part III, by Richard Ervin, discusses the survey of a proposed materials pit area in and adjacent to the bottom lands of the Gila River. This survey was also associated with Reach 3 construction.

||Part IV||Dart, Allen||Supplemental Archaeological Survey in The Florence, Arizona, Area: Reach 4

Part IV, by Allen Dart, reports on a survey of six areas south of the Gila River in the vicinity of Florence.

Cite this Record

Hohokam Archaeology along the Salt-Gila Aqueduct Central Arizona Project, Volume II: Supplemental Archaeological Survey. Lynn S. Teague, Patricia L. Crown. Archaeological Series ,150. 1982 ( tDAR id: 376391) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8VD7093


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 700 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.569; min lat: 33.068 ; max long: -111.245; max lat: 33.294 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2203977

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 0-07-32-V0101

NADB citation id number(s): 000000168079

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