An Archaeological Survey of 275 Acres Southwest of Ryan and Ellsworth Roads in Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): John Lindly; Michael S. Foster; Deil R. Lundin

Year: 2003


This report presents the results of an archaeological site file search and survey of a 275-acre parcel in Queen Creek, Arizona (Figure 1). SWCA conducted this archaeological assessment at the request of Vistoso Partners prior to development of this parcel. This project was conducted in accordance with Queen Creek Town Ordinance (Sec. 4.2A10). This privately owned parcel is located in the S 1/2 of Section 9, Township 2 South, Range 7 East of the Higley 7.5' quadrangle, Maricopa County, Arizona. A site file search revealed three archaeological sites and nine surveys previously documented within a half-mile radius of this project area. The National Register property, historic Queen Creek School, is located just outside the southeast portion of this parcel. AZ Y:2:32 (ASM), the historic Phoenix and Eastern spur line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, bounds the southwest comer of this parcel. This site falls outside the boundary of this project area; a large fence-lined drainage ditch is located between the border of this parcel and the railroad. This proposed development will not adversely affect either site. Two prehistoric sites, AZ U:10:2 (ASM)/ S.W. Germann Site and AZ U:10:116(ASM)/Rittenhouse Ruin, occur within this project area. The northwestern boundary of AZ U:10:116(ASM) falls within the southeast boundary of this parcel; no archaeological remains associated with this site were found in the project area. Additionally, the southeastern boundary of AZ U:10:2 (ASM) falls within the northwest boundary of this parcel; no archaeological remains clearly associated with this site were identified in the project area. Five isolated artifact occurrences (IOs) were recorded approximately 300 m west of AZ U:10:2 (ASM), located adjacent to a cement-lined irrigation canal. These artifacts may have been associated with AZ U:10:2 (ASM) but appear to have been plowed up against the west edge of the canal and are, therefore, not in situ. No other archaeological resources were observed in association with AZ U:10:2 (ASM). As a result, no further archaeological work is recommended.

Cite this Record

An Archaeological Survey of 275 Acres Southwest of Ryan and Ellsworth Roads in Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona, 049. John Lindly, Michael S. Foster, Deil R. Lundin. 2003 ( tDAR id: 407075) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8407075

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.701; min lat: 33.198 ; max long: -111.575; max lat: 33.281 ;

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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

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

Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Vistoso Partners

Record Identifiers

Salt River Project Library Call No.(s): E78.Q94L562003

Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00090988

SWCA Project No.(s): 6699-019

SWCA Cultural Resources Report No.(s): 03-049

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