An Archaeological Survey in the Gila River Basin, New River and Phoenix City Streams, Arizona Project Area: Appendix I, Estimated Time and Costs for Archaeological Studies
Author(s): Alfred E. Dittert, Jr.
The following statements are cost estimates for recommended archaeological investigations to mitigate the impact of construction on cultural resources in the several proposed units of the Gila River Basin, New River and Phoenix City Streams, Arizona, Project. Cost estimates have been derived from research recommendations only; minor changes can be expected when research designs are set forth for the units that are selected for construction. Also, the costs are based on wages, prices of supplies, overhead, and other factors as of 1 July 1974. The budgets include expenses estimated to occur as a result of fieldwork, laboratory analyses, report writing, and publication.
A prime consideration exists in the minimal knowledge regarding archaeological remains in the study area and the problems recognized as a result of the reconnaissance survey. A recovery of approximately 40 per cent of the available data is suggested to provide validity for conclusions that will be forthcoming. In better known districts, it could be argued that a smaller percentage might be valid.
The logistical problems remain to be designed for the selected units. In each case, the logistics would be adapted to the construction schedule. Sites within areas to be impacted by construction immediately would be investigated first. Work then would proceed in zones away from the endangered areas. Also, it is necessary to consider pre-construction activities in the selected dam sites. Based on past experiences, drilling, testing for borrow, and similar work often will have an adverse effect on archaeological sites. Logistics and budgets for that problem remain to be defined when construction site selection has been made.
It is anticipated that data from the entire project will be organized, stored, and analyzed with the assistance of computer facilities at Arizona State University. A very successful system, ADAM III, has been designed by Dr. Sylvia W. Gaines of the Department of Anthropology at Arizona State University. The program is capable of handling the expected quantity of archaeological and environmental data both for storage and for retrieval and statistical analysis.
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An Archaeological Survey in the Gila River Basin, New River and Phoenix City Streams, Arizona Project Area: Appendix I, Estimated Time and Costs for Archaeological Studies. Alfred E. Dittert, Jr.. 2016 ( tDAR id: 406104) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8406104
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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Prepared By(s): Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University
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Contract No.(s): DAC WO9-74-0016
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