Archaeological Investigations, Salt River Project, Palo Verde to Kyrene 500kV Transmission System, Maricopa County, Arizona: Final Report for Archaeological Investigations of Four Sites Along the Palo Verde to Kyrene 500 kV Transmission System, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Ronald K. Yablon

Year: 1982

Summary

The Museum of Northern Arizona under contract to the Salt River Project has completed archaeological investigations at four sites along the Palo Verde to Kyrene 500 kv Transmission System in Maricopa County, Arizona. NA12,542, the Alkalai Ruin, consisted of a large sherd and lithic scatter. Testing within the tower erection area did not reveal any subsurface cultural features. NA15,677 is an extensive Hohokam site possibly dating to the Classic period. It was initally located and recorded by Arizona State University in the mid-1960s. Testing was confined to the extreme eastern periphery of the site. Few surface artifacts were evident and only one subsurface feature, a borrow pit, was located. NA15,683 consisted of an extensive, low density sherd and lithic scatter with a stone-outlined domestic structure. Ceramic and C-14 dating indicate a late Sacaton/early Classic period occupation. NA15,687 was a sherd and lithic scatter located near the Cashion site. It was inadvertently destroyed during the construction of the Palo Verde nuclear generating station waste water conveyance system. Previously, the site had been heavily disturbed by agricultural activities, and it is believed that the data losses are minimal. Clearance is recommended for all of the scheduled impact areas.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigations, Salt River Project, Palo Verde to Kyrene 500kV Transmission System, Maricopa County, Arizona: Final Report for Archaeological Investigations of Four Sites Along the Palo Verde to Kyrene 500 kV Transmission System, Maricopa County, Arizona, 130. Ronald K. Yablon. 1982 ( tDAR id: 406982) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8406982

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.73; min lat: 33.289 ; max long: -112.557; max lat: 33.399 ;

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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

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

Prepared By(s): Museum of Northern Arizona, Department of Archaeology

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

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Catalog No.(s): 5170751935

Salt River Project Library Call No.(s): E78 A7 Y32

Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00030729

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