Cultural Resources Survey for the SRP Pinal South Substation Southwest of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona
Author(s): Tiffany C. Clark
This report presents the results of a Class III cultural resources survey of approximately 120 acres of privately owned land southwest of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona. The work was requested by Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) to determine if significant cultural resources were present within the surveyed property. SRP is currently acquiring the parcel and is planning to construct an electrical substation (Pinal South) on the property. The Pinal South Substation will be part of the larger Pinal West to Southeast Valley/Browning extra-high voltage transmission line project. This line has recently received a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility from the Arizona Corporation Commission (Case No. 126). The Pinal South Substation is sponsored by a consortium of private electrical utilities including SRP, Electric Districts 2 and 4 of the Tucson Electric Power Company, and Southwest Transmission Cooperative, Inc.
The cultural resources survey was conducted on 6-7 February 2007, by Dr. Tiffany Clark and Connie Darby of Desert Archaeology, Inc. Dr. Henderson served as Principal Investigator for the project. Although the surveyed land is private and no archaeological permit is required, Desert Archaeology does hold a current Arizona Antiquities blanket permit (Permit No. 2007-002bl) for conducting non-collection surveys within the state. Two archaeological sites, AZ AA:2:284 (ASM) and AZ AA:2:285 (ASM), and 27 isolated occurrences were recorded within the project area. Both sites are considered eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and may contain significant subsurface remains that could be impacted by construction of the substation. These findings are the substance of this report, along with recommendations for avoidance or further treatment of the significant cultural properties. A description of the project area, environmental and cultural background information, a summary of previous research, and description of survey methods preface these discussions.
Cite this Record
Cultural Resources Survey for the SRP Pinal South Substation Southwest of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizona, 102. Tiffany C. Clark. 2007 ( tDAR id: 426291) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8426291
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Fence • Isolated Artifact • Midden • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Road • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Trash Midden
Calendar Date: 950 to 1150 (Hohokam Sedentary period duration)
min long: -111.567; min lat: 32.855 ; max long: -111.546; max lat: 32.88 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Contributor(s): Patricia Castalia
Principal Investigator(s): T. Kathleen Henderson
Landowner(s): Slagetide Adventure Tours, L.L.C.
Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ
Prepared By(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.
Submitted To(s): Salt River Project
Project Report No.(s): 07-102
Project No.(s): 07-103B
Arizona Antiquities Act Blanket Permit No.(s): 2007-002bl
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