Archaeological Testing at a Portion of La Ciudad de Los Hornos: The Superstition Freeway and Priest Drive Locale (AZ U:9:48 ASM)

Summary

SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants conducted test excavations at a portion of La Ciudad de los Hornos located south of the Superstition Freeway on both sides of Priest Drive in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. The project area is located in the N1/2 of the SE1/4 of the NE1/4, and the NE1/4 of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 32, and also in the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4, the NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4, and in the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 33. The testing was performed for the Arizona Department of Transportation (Contract Number 90-29), with fieldwork taking place from 21 January 1991 to 18 February 1991. Sixty-eight backhoe trenches (most being 20 m in length) were placed in a systematic pattern throughout the project area. Testing was conducted at a level of from 1 to 3 percent. The project area consisted of a 20.62 acre parcel. A total of 145 archaeological features was discovered and documented during the testing project. Architectural and material culture evidence indicate that the archaeological remains are Hohokam and date from the late Pioneer period through the Classic period. Portions of the historic Wormser Canal were also encountered during testing. It is recommended that a comprehensive data recovery phase be implemented to mitigate possible damage to the prehistoric and historic remains.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Testing at a Portion of La Ciudad de Los Hornos: The Superstition Freeway and Priest Drive Locale (AZ U:9:48 ASM). Mark L. Chenault, Kirk Anderson, James E. Ayres. 1991 ( tDAR id: 406099) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8406099

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.975; min lat: 33.416 ; max long: -111.948; max lat: 33.438 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Field Director(s): Mark Chenault

Principal Investigator(s): Richard V. N. Ahlstrom

Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ

Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Arizona Department of Transportation

Record Identifiers

Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00023616

Contract No.(s): 90-29

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