Research Design for the Roosevelt Community Development Study

Part of the Roosevelt Community Development Study-Center for Desert Archaeology (DRAFT) project

Author(s): William H. Doelle; Henry D. Wallace; Mark D. Elson; Douglas B. Craig

Year: 1992


The Roosevelt Community Development Study (RCD) was one of three data recovery mitigative studies that the Bureau of Reclamation funded to investigate the prehistory of the Tonto Basin in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The series of investigations constituted Reclamation's program for complying with historic preservation legislation as it applied to the raising and modification of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Reclamation contracted with Desert Archaeology, Inc. to complete the research for this investigation.

The RCD was scheduled for completion in a four-year time frame (and full, three-part mitigation program was scheduled for eight years). The project involved the involved the testing and excavation of 27 sites in a four-mile continuous area along the north bank of the Salt River, in the lower Tonto Basin of central Arizona. The Center for Desert Archaeology's Anthropological Papers No. 12, Research Design for the Roosevelt Community Development Study, outlines the research issues that guided Desert Archaeology's Roosevelt Community Development Study. It also considers how goals were to be refined as the results of ongoing fieldwork become available.

Cite this Record

Research Design for the Roosevelt Community Development Study. William H. Doelle, Henry D. Wallace, Mark D. Elson, Douglas B. Craig. Anthropological Papers ,12. Tucson, Arizona: Center for Desert Archaeology. 1992 ( tDAR id: 378203) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87H1KDK


Ancestral Puebloan Hohokam Salado

Ceramic Shell

Site Name
AR-03-12-06-1001(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1002(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1045(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1537(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1538(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1539(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1540(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1541(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1542(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1543(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1544(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1545(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1547(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1548(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1605(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1606(USFS) AR-03-12-06-192(USFS) AR-03-12-06-193(USFS) AR-03-12-06-2029(USFS) AR-03-12-06-2041(USFS) AR-03-12-06-2088(USFS) AR-03-12-06-217(USFS) AR-03-12-06-25(USFS) AR-03-12-06-26(USFS) AR-03-12-06-29(USFS) AR-03-12-06-96(USFS) AZ V:5:1(ASM) AZ V:5:100(ASM) AZ V:5:101(ASM) AZ V:5:103(ASM) AZ V:5:104(ASM) AZ V:5:105(ASM) AZ V:5:106(ASM) AZ V:5:107(ASM) AZ V:5:110(ASM) AZ V:5:122(ASM) AZ V:5:123(ASM) AZ V:5:131(ASM) AZ V:5:176(ASM) AZ V:5:177(ASM) AZ V:5:178(ASM) AZ V:5:189(ASM) AZ V:5:4(ASM) AZ V:5:90(ASM) AZ V:5:91(ASM) AZ V:5:92(ASM) AZ V:5:93(ASM) AZ V:5:94(ASM) AZ V:5:95(ASM) AZ V:5:96(ASM) AZ V:5:97(ASM) AZ V:5:98(ASM) AZ V:5:99(ASM) Eagle Ridge Griffin Wash Hedge Apple Las Manos Meddler Point Porcupine Pyramid Point Show More

Site Type
Archaeological Feature Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Funerary and Burial Structures or Features Hamlet / Village Hearth Midden Pit Pit House / Earth Lodge Platform Mound Room Block / Compound / Pueblo Settlements

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 750 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.013; min lat: 33.619 ; max long: -110.926; max lat: 33.674 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 1-CS-32-01220


Administration Note: There were two NADB-based tDAR citiation records related to this document: NADB Citation Numbers: 000000230583 and 000000166831 NADB Document Id Numbers: 5446257 and 2202727 Both of these citation records have been deleted from tDAR

Redaction Note: In the public version of the report, Figure 1.2 has been redacted due to the level of detail it contains about site locations.

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