Results of Archaeological Testing for the Proposed San Xavier Farm Cooperative Water Pond, San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation: Letter Report


This is part of the San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation Project. Additional entries related to this project can be found at the following link:

Reclamation is assisting the San Xavier District and the San Xavier Farm Cooperative in the extensive rehabilitation of approximately 1,700 acres of active and fallow farmland along the Santa Cruz River at San Xavier. While some present and former fields will be modified to better accommodate water application from various water delivery systems, the major impacts to fields and some adjacent lands will be from installation of water pipelines and vaults; construction of drainage channels and dikes, including an extension to the west of the existing Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) dike at Interstate 19 (I-19) at the Papago Interchange; and possible tree planting or farming in Field 34 near the southbound ramp of I-19. The project area is located just south of Tucson and west of the Tucson International Airport, and is generally bounded by Valencia Road to the north, the Santa Cruz River and I-19 to the east, the Papago Interchange to the south, and Mission Road and Black Mountain to the west.

This letter report presents the preliminary results of archaeological testing for the proposed San Xavier Farm Cooperation water pond undertaken by Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS). ACS conducted the testing at the request of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) for the benefit of the San Xavier Farm Cooperative under a Bureau of Indian Affairs ARPA permit (No. 2004/ACS/TO/WRO/001a) and Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Affairs Department farm rehabilitation project Resolution No. 98-18. The pond is part of the overall San Xavier Farm Rehabilitation project, sponsored by Reclamation, and is needed for dust abatement purposes for planned field leveling operations.

The complete testing report can be at tDAR ID: 393788.

Cite this Record

Results of Archaeological Testing for the Proposed San Xavier Farm Cooperative Water Pond, San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation: Letter Report. Robert J. Stokes. 2004 ( tDAR id: 393784) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RN390R

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.039; min lat: 32.058 ; max long: -110.987; max lat: 32.137 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): 05J3320110

ACS Project No.(s): 05-307; 03-116-06

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 1425-01-CS-32-0110


General Note: This project goes along with project n. 393782. It presents the final results of the project described in the research plan.

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