Archaeological Investigations, Southern California Edison, Palo Verde - Devers 500 kV Transmission Line Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to the Colorado River, Maricopa and Yuma Counties, Arizona, Bureau of Land Management, Private, and State: Final Report for Archeological Survey of Alternate Transmission Line Corridors between Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and the Colorado River

Author(s): Claudia Berry

Year: 1978

Summary

From September 13 to December 13, 1976, an archeological crew from the Museum of Northern Arizona surveyed the Arizona portions of two alternate corridors proposed for a 500 kV transmission line by Southern California Edison Company. The two routes are located in southern Arizona stretching from the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Buckeye to the Colorado River near Ehrenberg. The purpose of this survey was to locate all archeological sites along the two corridors and to assess the probable impact of the transmission line upon the sites. The two routes cover approximately 190 miles. Recommendations are made for the preservation or mitigation of adverse effects on each site in the event of construction of the transmission line. Seventy-three sites were recorded. Thirty one of the recorded sites are located on the first route which passes through points B-C-GG (see attached map). Forty-two sites are located on the second route which passes through points C-AA-E. Most of the sites tend to be clustered near major drainages. Although the surveyed corridors contain frequent instances of cultural material, the majority of sites appear to be limited both in size and in terms of the duration of occupation. This observation is based on the extent, variety, and abundance of artifactual material at each site. Most sites probably represent loci of specialized or brief activities. Only seven sites fall into the category of multiple activity sites. For this reason, few of the seventy-three sites are recommended for excavation as a means to mitigate impact of the installation of the proposed transmission line. The majority of sites are believed to consist of surface material only, in which case, avoidance or sample collections are usually recommended as appropriate salvage procedure.

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Archaeological Investigations, Southern California Edison, Palo Verde - Devers 500 kV Transmission Line Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to the Colorado River, Maricopa and Yuma Counties, Arizona, Bureau of Land Management, Private, and State: Final Report for Archeological Survey of Alternate Transmission Line Corridors between Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and the Colorado River. Claudia Berry. 1978 ( tDAR id: 426140) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8426140

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min long: -114.586; min lat: 33.308 ; max long: -112.468; max lat: 33.736 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Project Director(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.

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

Prepared By(s): Museum of Northern Arizona, Department of Anthropology

Submitted To(s): Southern California Edison

Record Identifiers

SRP Barcode No.(s): 00030566

SRP Catalog No.(s): 51705 51706

SRP Library Call No.(s): 3A.2009PV

Final Report No.(s): A-76-47

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