The Old Crosscut Canal Archaeological Inventory Project of Eastern Phoenix and Central Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): James B. Rodgers

Year: 1994


Scientific Archeological Services has just completed an archeological inventory of a small parcel situated immediately east of the Old Crosscut Canal in eastern Phoenix, Arizona. This parcel is to be impacted by the construction of two main surface channel features of the Old Crosscut Canal Project. This overall drainage project is to be a joint venture of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County and the city of Phoenix itself, and its development will involve certain reconstruction of the heavily eroded, earthen canal now existing between Indian School Road and McDowell Road.

However, the exclusive impact area of immediate concern here is roughly triangular in plan and encompasses only about 2.25 acres of private or commercial land.

The Old Crosscut Canal archeological inventory project has involved two types of archival research: a literature search and a records check, and an intensive field survey. The former reveals that no prehistoric or historic archeological sites, other than the Old Crosscut Canal itself, have previously been recorded in or immediately next to the defined project area. The intensive field survey of this same area was accomplished by conducting a comprehensive physical examination that results in essentially a complete, or 100 percent, coverage of all potential archeological surfaces within this particular impact area. It was performed by walking two types of linear transects that were never more than 20.0 m (65.6 ft) wide. This intensive survey produced absolutely no prehistoric or historic sites, no intrasite components, no intracomponent features, and no isolated artifacts.

Cite this Record

The Old Crosscut Canal Archaeological Inventory Project of Eastern Phoenix and Central Maricopa County, Arizona, 3. James B. Rodgers. Contract Archeological Series ,994. Phoenix, AZ: Scientific Archeological Services. 1994 ( tDAR id: 402705) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8402705

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.001; min lat: 33.458 ; max long: -111.96; max lat: 33.487 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): David Meinhart; Randal Reece; Paul R. Fish, Dr.; Regina Chapin-Pyritz; Carol Telles; Todd W. Bostwick; Judy Brunson Hadley; Shelley C. Dudley; Fred Andersen; Arthur West; George Papadopoulos

Field Director(s): James P. Rogers

Lab Director(s): Carol A. Rodgers

Principal Investigator(s): James P. Rogers

Project Director(s): Donald J. Rerick

Landowner(s): Private Owner; Motorola Inc.

Repository(s): Arizona State Museum

Prepared By(s): Scientific Archeological Services

Submitted To(s): Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Record Identifiers

Flood Control District Contract No.(s): 93-50

Arizona State Antiquities Act Permit No.(s): 94-17

On-Call Archeological Contract No.(s): FCDMC 93-50

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