Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona: Letter Report


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) reported a violation of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in April 2003 when a petroglyph boulder was removed from Reclamation land. The boulder was located on a terrace edge overlooking the Agua Fria River north of Lake Pleasant, within archaeological site AZ T:4:157(ASM). A criminal investigation followed. The petroglyph boulder was recovered in September 2003.

Subsequent to the investigation, Mr. Jon Czaplicki, Reclamation Archaeologist, requested that Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) relocate the petroglyphs that were originally mapped when the site was recorded in 1996, remap their locations using a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, and assess whether additional petroglyph boulders had been removed from AZ T:4:157(ASM) and/or adjacent site AZ T:4:156(ASM). The project also included relocation and mapping of the original datum stakes; mapping of natural and modern features such as terrace edges, drainages, and fences; and mapping of other selected archaeological features indicated as landmarks on CAD maps of the sites that were created in 1999.

This letter report describes ACS' work to mitigate the damage to the site(s) and to protect the existing cultural resources. It also includes updated site maps.

Select photos from this project can be found at https://core.tdar.org/image/391350.

The photo log can be found at https://core.tdar.org/document/391349.

Cite this Record

Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona: Letter Report. Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.. 2003 ( tDAR id: 391348) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JD4XXP


Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.212; min lat: 33.965 ; max long: -112.189; max lat: 33.982 ;

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 03-087


Redaction Note: Appendix A, which contains the updated site maps, have been marked as confidential to protect site and feature location information. Please contact the USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office archaeologist to access this information.

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