The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona, Volume 3: Laboratory Methods and Data Computerization


In June 1986 the Bureau of Reclamation awarded Dames & Moore a contract for historical archaeological studies as part of the mitigation program for the Regulatory Storage Division (Plan 6) of the Central Arizona Project. This study focused on reconstructing the social history of the workers and their families who lived in several temporary dam construction camps dating from the 1890s to the 1940s. This is the third (of three) volumes of the final technical report. This volume summarizes the general characteristics of the artifact assemblage and describes laboratory processing and analytical procedures. It also describes the strategy developed for building a computerized database. The codebook for computerizing the artifactual information is presented along with directories of the various types of maker's marks, glass finishes, methods of opening cans, and animal skeletal parts encountered in the collection.

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The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona, Volume 3: Laboratory Methods and Data Computerization. Deborah A. Hull-Walski, James E. Ayres. Phoenix, Arizona: Dames & Moore. 1989 ( tDAR id: 381040) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8HQ40SX


Euroamerican Historic Historic Native American

Building Materials Ceramic Fauna Glass Metal Textile Wood

Site Name
Avis Homestead AZ T:3:1:b(ARS) AZ T:3:11(ARS) AZ T:3:12(ARS) AZ T:3:1a(ARS) AZ T:3:39(ASM) AZ T:3:4(ARS) AZ T:3:40(ASM) AZ T:3:49(ASU) AZ T:3:54(ASM) AZ T:3:55(ASM) AZ T:3:56(ASM) AZ T:3:57(ASM) AZ T:3:58(ASM) AZ T:3:59(ASM) AZ T:3:6(ARS) AZ T:3:8(ARS) AZ T:3:9(ARS) AZ T:4:54(ASM) AZ T:4:55(ASM) AZ T:4:56(ASM) AZ T:4:57(ASM) AZ T:4:58(ASM) AZ T:4:59(ASM) AZ U:2:140(ASU) Show More

Site Type
Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1890 to 1940

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.692; min lat: 33.372 ; max long: -111.088; max lat: 34.579 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Contributor(s): Leta J. Franklin; Pamela Patterson

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Dames & Moore

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Record Identifiers

NADB Citation ID No. (s): 000000241392

NADB Document ID No.(s): 5603559

Report No.(s): APO-CCRS 89-13

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 6-CS-30-04360

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