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A Cultural Resource Survey of Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project

Author(s): Connie L. Stone

Year: 1979

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Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed archaeological survey of Reach 5B. Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from the Buckeye-Salome Road east to the Burnt Mountain Study Area.

This report describes the results of the archaeological surveys conducted along Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct. Results suggest that the project area was part of a secondary resource zone, an area which apparently did not support a permanent population, but was utilized intermittently, probably on a seasonal basis. Most of the aqueduct traverses the Harquahala Valley, but a small portion falls on the bajada south of the Big Horn Mountains.

Thirteen field loci and 20 isolated artifacts were recorded during the Reach 5B survey. Based on relative density of cultural material dispersion, the field loci were grouped into four sites: AZ S:8:5 (ASU), previously recorded as AZ S:8:1 (ASM); AZ S:8:12 (ASU); AZ S:8:13 (ASU); and AZ S:8:14 (ASU). The sites are of indeterminate age, although it is likely associated with the Patayan or Yuman traditions.


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A Cultural Resource Survey of Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project. Connie L. Stone. 1979 ( tDAR id: 407037) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8319XTW


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.203; min lat: 33.528 ; max long: -113.079; max lat: 33.598 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Field Director(s): Connie Stone

Principal Investigator(s): Glen Rice

Project Director(s): Patricia E. Brown

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Office of Cultural Resource Management, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office


Record Identifiers

Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 20

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-32-V0039

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