An Archaeological Survey of the Casey-Cooley 69 kV Subtransmission Line, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Tiffany C. Clark

Editor(s): Patricia Castalia

Year: 2001


This report presents the results of a multiphase archaeological survey along the Casey-Cooley 69 kV Subtransmission Line right-of-way north of Queen Creek in the northeastern portion of the Gila Basin (Figures la, lb, and lc). The first phase of the project consisted of a Class I survey in which a comprehensive cultural resources literature review was compiled for the entire 8.75- mi (14 km) subtransmission line corridor. A Class III survey was then completed on 1.5 mi (2.4 km) of the right-of-way corridor on Arizona State land to assess whether construction activities will have an effect on significant archaeological remains in these areas. Finally, a reconnaissance-level survey of the remaining 7.25 mi- (11.7 km) long project corridor was undertaken to evaluate the feasibility of future pedestrian surveys within the construction right- of-way. All phases of this work were conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., at the request of Salt River Project (SRP), as the project sponsor. William H. Doelle, Ph.D., acted as Principal Investigator for the project. Tiffany Clark and Kathryn Leonard completed the fieldwork component of the survey on 12 April 2001, under the authority of Arizona Antiquities Permit No. 2001-7bl. The Arizona State Land Department application number is 14-106406. Three isolated occurrences were identified during the pedestrian survey of Arizona State land. This report provides the project area location and description, a cultural background of the project area, a review of previous research, the survey methods and results, a consideration of the effects of subtransmission line construction on the cultural resources located on state land, and an evaluation of the viability of additional pedestrian surveys within the subtransmission line corridor. Project records are curated at the Arizona State Museum.

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An Archaeological Survey of the Casey-Cooley 69 kV Subtransmission Line, Maricopa County, Arizona, 110. Tiffany C. Clark, Patricia Castalia. 2001 ( tDAR id: 407072) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8407072

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.655; min lat: 33.321 ; max long: -111.523; max lat: 33.386 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Principal Investigator(s): William H. Doelle

Landowner(s): Arizona State Land Department

Sponsor(s): Salt River Project

Repository(s): Salt River Project

Prepared By(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Arizona State Land Department Application Number(s): 14-106406

Salt River Project Library Call No.(s): E78.S25C37C43 2001

Arizona Antiquities Permit No.(s): 2001-7bl

Salt River Project Barcode No.(s): 00090964

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