Arizona U:5:13: A Short-Term Limited Activity Site

Author(s): William E. Reynolds

Year: 1974


The Bureau of Reclamation contracted with the Arizona State Museum in June of 1972 to generate an archaeological impact statement on the proposed Granite Reef Aqueduct of the Central Arizona Project. Reach 11 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct passes through Paradise Valley somewhat north of the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area. One site, AZ U:5:13(ASM), a surface sherd and lithic scatter, was identified on Reach 11.

In March of 1974 the Arizona State Museum was hired by the Bureau of Reclamation to mitigate the effects of aqueduct construction on AZ U:5:13(ASM)

per the impact statement recommendations. All available archaeological data was collected from the site. Based on the results of the artifact analysis and ethnographic analogy, AZ U:5:13(ASM) was interpreted as a mesquite bean gathering site. It was therefore recommended that unconditional archaeological clearance be granted the Bureau of Reclamation to initiate construction on Reach 11.

Cite this Record

Arizona U:5:13: A Short-Term Limited Activity Site. William E. Reynolds. Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series ,52. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. 1974 ( tDAR id: 425648) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TQ63G1



Ceramic Chipped Stone

Site Name
AZ U:5:13(ASM)

Site Type
Artifact Scatter

Investigation Types
Site Evaluation / Testing

Geographic Keywords
Granite Reef Aqueduct Reach 11 Paradise Valley

Temporal Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.944; min lat: 33.627 ; max long: -111.922; max lat: 33.643 ;

Record Identifiers

National Park Service Purchase Order No.(s): PX810040066

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