Archaeological Investigations at AZ U:9:8 (ARS), A Santa Cruz Phase Hohokam Site in Mesa, Arizona

Author(s): Douglas R. Mitchell

Year: 1985

Summary

This report presents the results of an archaeological testing program conducted for Salt River Project (SRP) at the location of a construction site in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. The project is located approximately 2000 ft west of Country Club Drive south of the junction of the Tempe Canal and the Tempe Cross Cut Canal (Figure 1). The SRP project involved the excavation of a footing trench for a masonry wall to surround an existing water well. In the process of excavating the trench on the south bank of the Tempe Canal, SRP personnel encountered prehistoric material in the project area. Construction work was discontinued and SRP requested Archaeological Research Services, Inc. (ARS) to evaluate the nature, extent, and significance of the cultural material found. Lyle M.Stone visited the project area on April 26, 1985, finding prehistoric ceramics and lithics on the ground surface and within the SRP construction trench and post hole sidewalls. Based on these observations, Stone (1985a)recommended that archaeological test excavations be conducted in the SRP project area in order to further evaluate the archaeological content and significance of this site.On April 30 and May 1, 1985, Lyle M. Stone and Douglas R. Mitchell performed test excavations at this area, designated as site AZ U:9:8(ARS).Testing included the excavation of two test units by hand and three back-hoe trenches. The remains of a Hohokam pit house and a trash midden were found and partially excavated within the SRP footing trench.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigations at AZ U:9:8 (ARS), A Santa Cruz Phase Hohokam Site in Mesa, Arizona. Douglas R. Mitchell. 1985 ( tDAR id: 425554) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425554

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.894; min lat: 33.386 ; max long: -111.639; max lat: 33.472 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

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

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Research Services, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

SRP Library Call No.(s): E99.S26M68 1985

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00090863

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