The Eastern Mining Area Transmission Line Survey: Archaeological Resources in the Salt-Gila Uplands of Central Arizona
SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants (SWCA), of Tucson, Arizona, conducted the Eastern Mining Area (EMA) survey project under contract to Salt River Project (SRP) between October, 1993, and February, 1994. One central purpose of the project was to create an inventory of archaeological resources to assist in the planning of future improvements and other modifications to existing SRP transmission lines. The project included 107 person-field days of Class III archaeological survey along approximately 257 linear miles of existing 115 kV transmission lines and 92 linear miles of existing and proposed access roads in Pinal and Gila counties, Arizona. The survey crossed lands owned and/or administered by the Mesa, Globe, and Tonto Basin ranger districts of the Tonto National Forest; the Bureau of Land Management; the Arizona State Land Department; the Bureau of Reclamation; the National Park Service; the Department of Defense; and the Gila River Indian Community.
The field survey was conducted between November 1 and December 10, 1993, and resulted in the recording of 79 new archaeological sites and the reevaluationof 31 previously recorded sites. The 110 sites within the transmission line rights-of-way include Archaic lithic scatters and possible Archaic roasting pits; Hohokam and Salado field houses, farmsteads, hamlets, villages, compound pueblos, rockshelters, agricultural sites, canals, ambiguous sherd and lithic scatters, and resource procurement and processing sites; Yavapai and Apache wickiup encampments; and historic Euroamerican townsites, habitations, dumps, trash scatters, rockshelter encampments.
A second purpose of the project was to assess the cultural context the sites by conducting an exhaustive review of the existing records on archaeological sites and survey projects within a two mile-wide corridor centered on the targeted transmission lines. This archival component resulted in the documentation of over 100 previous survey projects and over 850 archaeological sites distributed along this corridor.
This report is a final review draft.
Cite this Record
The Eastern Mining Area Transmission Line Survey: Archaeological Resources in the Salt-Gila Uplands of Central Arizona, 43. Thomas N. Motsinger, Heidi Roberts, Richard V. N. Ahlstrom. 1994 ( tDAR id: 425566) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425566
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Agricultural Field or Field Feature • Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Ball Court • Bridge • Cairn • Canal or Canal Feature • Cave • Cemetery • Church / Religious Structure • Communal / Public Structure • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Encampment • Fence • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Hamlet / Village • Historic Church / Religious Structure • Historic Communal / Public Structure • House • House Mound • Isolated Feature • Midden • Mound / Earthwork • Non-Domestic Structures • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Platform Mound • Railroad • Refuse Pit • Reservoir • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Road • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • Rock Alignment • Rock Art • Rock Shelter • Room Block / Compound / Pueblo • Settlements • Shade Structure / Ramada • Sheet Midden • Terrace • Town / City • Trail • Water Control Feature • Wattle & Daub (Jacal) Structure Show More
Arizona (State / Territory) • Basin Zone • Dripping Springs Mountains • Gila (County) • Gila and Salt River • Lower Colorado River • Maricopa (County) • Pinal (County) • Pinal Creek • Pinal Mountains • Range Zone • Salt-Gila Basin • Sonoran Desertscrub • Superstition Mountains • Tonto Basin • Tortilla Mountains • Transition Zone
min long: -111.698; min lat: 32.916 ; max long: -109.852; max lat: 34.343 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Contributor(s): Vern Hensler
Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ
Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc. Envronmental Consultants
Submitted To(s): Salt River Project
BLM Permit No.(s): AZ-000001
TNF Permit No.(s): 4306-02
GRIC Archaeological License No.(s): AL-02-94
SWCA Archaeological Report No.(s): 94-43
SRP Library Call No.(s): E99.S258M68 1994
SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00090833
Arizona State Museum (ASM) Permit No.(s): 93-16
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