Archaeological Testing at AZ Q:6:69 (ASM) and AZ Q:6:72 (ASM) for the Concho Well East Field Project North of Concho, Apache County, Arizona

Author(s): Ronald F. Ryden; Douglas R. Mitchell

Year: 2003


This report presents the results of archaeological testing at two sites located north of Concho, Apache County, Arizona. SWCA conducted mechanical trenching at AZ Q:6:69 (ASM) and AZ Q:6:72 (ASM) at the request of Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) prior to construction of two new wells and installation of approximately 10,700 feet of new pipeline, which will connect to the existing water delivery system at the Coronado Generating Station. The project area is located in Sections 16 and 21, T13N R26E, Gila and Salt River Baseline and Meridian, Apache County, Arizona. This project was conducted in compliance with the Arizona Antiquities Act since part of the project was on Arizona State Trust Lands (Arizona State Land Department Right-of-Way Application No. 14-106407 and Right-of-Entry Application No. 30-105110). Fieldwork was conducted under an Arizona Antiquities Act project specific permit issued by the Arizona State Museum (permit number 2002-113ps).

The purpose of testing at these sites was to determine if intact subsurface cultural deposits existed within the Area of Potential Effect (APE) for the pipeline and the well pads. Trenching and surface collections were conducted at both sites in September 2002. No features were found to exist in the preferred pipeline corridor adjacent to AZ Q:6:69 (ASM). It appeared that significant features were in the APE at site AZ Q:6:72 (ASM) and data recovery was recommended there. In April 2003, additional trenching and backhoe stripping occurred at AZ Q:6:72 (ASM). The features that had been identified during testing were outside the well pad footprint and stripping did not reveal any new features. Therefore, construction of the pipeline and well pads do not appear to significantly affect either site and no further work is recommended. However, areas where features are located at both sites should be fenced or monitored during any construction activities to prevent any accidental adverse impacts.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Testing at AZ Q:6:69 (ASM) and AZ Q:6:72 (ASM) for the Concho Well East Field Project North of Concho, Apache County, Arizona, 160. Ronald F. Ryden, Douglas R. Mitchell. 2003 ( tDAR id: 406103) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8406103

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min long: -110.797; min lat: 34.47 ; max long: -108.193; max lat: 35.978 ;

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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

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

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

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ

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Salt River Project Library Call No.(s): E78.C663R93 2003

Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00090865

Arizona State Land Department Right-of-Entry Application No.(s): 30-105110

Arizona Land Department Right-of-Way Application No.(s): 14-106407

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