Archaeological Survey of Red Mountain Freeway (State Route 202) From State Route 87 to US Highway 60, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona
In conjunction with an Environmental Impact Statement analysis being conducted for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Red Mountain Freeway east of State Route (SR) 87 by Entranco Engineers, Inc., Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) performed cultural resource investigations of proposed alternative alignments. To assist the initial alternative selection process, a Class I survey, or literature review, was first prepared for a 55-square-mile area. A Class III survey of all undeveloped portions of proposed rights-of-way followed. It was soon discovered that a number of historic buildings were present within the alternatives, and Gerald A. Doyle and Associates were brought in to help with the assessment (Jensen et al. 1997).
The assessed freeway alternatives included the 1988-89 alignment (east and west segments), two diversions of the 1988-89 alignment called Crismon North and Crismon South, the SR87-Higley Road Alternative, the Higley Road-Hawes Road Alternative, and the Red Mountain Park Bypass Alternative. Much of the 1988-89 alignment was previously studied by Soil Systems, Inc. (SSI) (Gasser 1987; Landis 1987; Mitchell 1988), and therefore no new fieldwork was undertaken for these areas. However, there were several deviations from the alignment examined by SSI, and new fieldwork was required. The Crismon North and Crismon South Alternatives were dropped from consideration and, therefore, not discussed further in this report. Seventeen archaeological sites and 164 isolated occurrences were recorded by the survey. However, adjustments to the alignments resulted in only 13 archaeological sites and 79 isolated occurrences being within the proposed alternatives.
Includes related correspondence.
Cite this Record
Archaeological Survey of Red Mountain Freeway (State Route 202) From State Route 87 to US Highway 60, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. Barbara S. Macnider, Holly DeMaagd, David E. Doyel, Shereen Lerner, Jerryll Moreno. 1997 ( tDAR id: 425906) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425906
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
AZ U:10:117 (ASM) • AZ U:10:118 (ASM) • AZ U:10:119 (ASM) • AZ U:10:120 (ASM) • AZ U:10:121 (ASM) • AZ U:10:122 (ASM) • AZ U:10:124 (ASM) • AZ U:10:125 (ASM) • AZ U:10:126 (ASM) • AZ U:9:169 (ASM) • AZ U:9:170 (ASM) • AZ U:9:171 (ASM) • AZ U:9:172 (ASM) • AZ U:9:173 (ASM) • AZ U:9:174 (ASM) • AZ U:9:175 (ASM) • AZ U:9:178 (ASM) • Casa de Omni • Crimson Ruin • Denmark School • Highland Canal • Midvale site E • Shill Brickyard • Theater of the Hills • Tiffany Brickyard • Utah Canal
Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Ball Court • Canal or Canal Feature • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Field House • Hamlet / Village • Historic Trash Dump Site • Isolated Artifact • Mound / Earthwork • Non-Domestic Structures • Pit • Platform Mound • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Resource Processing Site • Road • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • Rock Alignment • Settlements • Trash Scatter
min long: -111.888; min lat: 33.375 ; max long: -111.579; max lat: 33.551 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Field Director(s): Holly DeMaagd
Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
ACS Cultural Resources Report No.(s): 102
ADOT Project No.(s): RAM 600-8-326
ACS Project No.(s): 96-27
ASM Permit No.(s): 97-16BL; 96-22BL
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|1997_Macnider_ArchaeologicalSurveyCorrespondence.pdf||1,008.00kb||Nov 17, 1997||Feb 17, 2017 12:19:23 PM||Confidential|
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