A Plan for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Tempe Papago Park Area
Author(s): Arizona State University (ASU)
Papago Park in the City of Tempe extends from Tempe Butte northward across the Salt River bed into the southern portion of the Papago hills. The archaeological sites in the park are relatively small, but they represent both the Indian and Anglo occupation of the Salt River Valley, and span more than one thousand years of history (A.D. 800 to late 1800s and early 1900s).
Excavations at two of the sites have produced artifacts dating to a) the prehistoric Indian period, b) the early historic Piman occupations, and c) the early Anglo town of Tempe, including materials from the Tempe Normal School (now Arizona State University). These artifacts can be used in developing displays at local museums, and photographs of the artifacts can be used in developing educational booklets and displays within the site.
The sites include a diverse range of viewing experiences for the public, and include the wall footings of a small Hohokam pueblo, farming terraces put into the side of Papago and Tempe Butte, mortar holes (for use with pestles) carved into bedrock along the bank of the Salt River, and in excess of 400 examples of designs pecked into the stone boulders of Tempe Butte. Other sites have been destroyed or are still buried and do not present easily viewed features.
The purpose of this management plan is to establish guidelines for a) the educational and recreational development of some of the sites, and b) the preservation of other sites for future research and development.
Cite this Record
A Plan for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Tempe Papago Park Area. Arizona State University (ASU). Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University (ASU), Department of Anthropology. 1988 ( tDAR id: 402865) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8402865
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Anglo American • Archaic • Euroamerican • Historic • Historic Native American • Hohokam • Mexican • Pima • Spanish
Adobe • Basaltic Rock • Brush • Buffware • Building Materials • Ceramic • Chert • China • Chipped Stone • Clay • Gila Polychrome Ware • Glass • Ground Stone • Macrobotanical • Metal • Metamorphic Rock • Mud • Obsidian • Plaster • Plastic • Polychrome Ware • Ramos Polychrome Ware • Red-on-Buffware • Shell • Stone • Tin • Wood Show More
AZ U:9:11 • AZ U:9:12 • AZ U:9:24 (ASU) • AZ U:9:25 • AZ U:9:26 • AZ U:9:27 • AZ U:9:28 • AZ U:9:30 (ASU) • AZ U:9:77 • AZ U:9:91 (ASU) • Bedrock Mortar Site • East Park Site • Loma Del Rio • Mesa 1:17 • Pueblo Loma Del Rio • Tempe Glyphs Site • Terraced Butte Site • West Park Site
Adobe Pueblo • Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Bedrock Grinding Feature • Bedrock Mortar • Brush Structure • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Hamlet / Village • Isolated Artifact • Milling Feature • Petroglyph • Post Hole • Post Hole / Post Mold • Pueblo • Ramada • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Rock Art • Rock Shelter • Room Block / Compound / Pueblo • Settlements • Shade Structure / Ramada • Shrine • Terrace • Trash Dump • Village
Archaeological Overview • Heritage Management • Reconnaissance / Survey
Bead • Bottle • Can • China • China Cup • Clay Spindle Whorl • Cup • Dairy Queen • Flake Tool • Glass Bead • Glass Jar • Japanese China • Jar • Kerr Glass • Laird and Dines • Medicine Bottle • Padre Bead • Phenolax Wafers • Plastic Spoon • Plate • Polychrome Pot • Pot • Projectile Point • Spindle Whorl • Spoon • Standard Bottling Works • Stone Bead • Tin Can • TNS • Tool • Upjohn Show More
Arizona (State / Territory) • Papago Hills • Papago Park • Phoenix Basin • Salt River • Salt River Valley • Tempe, AZ • Tempe Butte
18th Century • 1950s • 19th Century • 20th Century • Archaic Period • Classic Period • Historic • Prehistoric
min long: -111.948; min lat: 33.436 ; max long: -111.927; max lat: 33.453 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Contributor(s): Larry West; Linda Williams; Karen Atwell; Glen E. Rice
Prepared By(s): Arizona State University (ASU)
Submitted To(s): City of Tempe
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