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) AZ U:2:300(ASU) AZ U:2:39(ASM) AZ U:2:40(ASM) AZ U:2:41(ASM) AZ U:2:42(ASM) AZ U:2:8(ARS) AZ U:4:1(ARS) AZ U:4:26(ASM) AZ U:6:194(ASM) AZ U:6:195(ASM) AZ U:6:26(ASM) AZ U:6:51(ARS) AZ U:6:53(ARS) AZ U:7:4(ASM) AZ U:7:5(ASM) AZ U:8:133(ASU) AZ U:8:139(ASM) AZ U:8:140(ASM) AZ U:8:141(ASM) AZ U:8:142(ASM) AZ U:8:143(ASM) AZ U:8:144(ASM) AZ U:8:145(ASM) AZ U:8:146(ASM) AZ U:8:147(ASM) AZ U:8:148(ASM) AZ U:8:157(ASM) AZ U:8:158(AM) AZ U:8:159(ASM) AZ U:8:160(ASM) AZ U:8:161(ASM) AZ U:8:162(ASM) AZ U:8:163(ASM) AZ U:8:164(ASM) AZ U:8:165(ASM) AZ U:8:166(ASM) AZ U:8:167(ASM) AZ U:8:168(ASM) AZ U:8:169(ASM) AZ U:8:170(ASM) AZ U:8:171(ASM) AZ U:8:172(ASM) AZ U:8:173(ASM) AZ U:8:174(ASM) AZ U:8:2(ARS) AZU:8:21(ASU) AZ U:8:3(ARS) AZ U:8:36(ASU) AZ U:8:4(ARS) AZ U:8:5(ARS) AZ U:8:51(ASU) AZ U:8:52(ARS) AZ U:8:53(ASU) AZ U:8:6(ARS) AZ U:8:60(ASM) AZ U:8:63(ASU) AZ U:8:64(ASU) AZ U:8:65(ASU) AZ U:8:7(ARS) AZ U:8:70(ASU) AZ U:8:77(ASM) AZ U:8:8(ARS) AZ U:8:85(ASU) AZ U:8:87(ASU) AZ U:8:9(ARS) AZ V:5:1(ASU) AZ V:5:117(ASU) AZ V:5:118(ASU) AZ V:5:83(ASM) AZ V:5:84(ASM) AZ V:5:85(ASM) AZ V:5:86(ASM) Bartlett Lower Construction Camp Bartlett Upper Construction Camp Beardsley Canal Brown Homestead Bullpen Cableway Camp Dyer Camp Pleasant Cement Mill Cement Mill Camp Clay Quarry Clay Quarry Camp Construction Camp and Dude Ranch Trash Corral Camp Cottonwood Creek Camp Cottonwood Creek Foundation Cottonwood Ditch Rider's House Dam Tender's Residence/Construction Camp Dam Tender's Trash Deadman Canyon Trash Decker Homestead Diversion Dam Camp East Annex Globe High Road Government Hill Grapevine Construction Camp Grapevine Residences High Road Camp Horse Mesa Construction Camp Horseshoe Construction Camp Humbug Creek Hydraulic Mining Complex Jail Joe Roderick Complex LC 1176 LC 1229 LC 1230 LC 1253 LC 1255 LC 14 LC 18 LC 2 LC 22 LC 24 LC 27 LC 28 LC 29 LC 296 LC 428 LC 58 LC 618 LC 746 LC 825 LC 827 LC 829 LC 832 LC 835 LC 837 LC 839 LC 842 LC 855 LC 873 LC 892 LC 894 LC 895 LC 909 LC 916 LC 919 LC 921 LC 929 LC 944 LC 946 LC 996 Lee-Cooper Ranch Lime Kiln Lopez Homestead Mormon Flat Construction Camp Newtown Newtown Camp Newtown Trash Old State Route 188 Phoenix-Prescott Road Powderhouse & Water Tank Power Canal Rock Creek Trash Roosevelt Cemetery Sand Box Residence Sand Plant Solo Spring Ranch Stewart Mountain Construction Camp Tonto Creek Road Two Shoe Ranch Unnamed Section 26 Habitation Vineyard Canyon Trash West Annex West Boulder Creek Complex Windy Hill Trash Wood Homestead 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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