Return to Siphon Draw: Archaeological Investigations Along the Browning to Dinosaur 500kV/230kV Transmission Line, Pinal County, Arizona

Editor(s): Tiffany C. Clark; T. Kathleen Henderson

Year: 2009


The results of archaeological investigations at three prehistoric Hohokam sites within the right-of-way corridor for the Salt River Project Browning to Dinosaur Transmission Line, east of Mesa and Queen Creek, Arizona, are presented in this report. The sites include the Siphon Draw site, AZ U:10:6 (ASM), a pre-Classic period (circa A.D. 800-1000) village; AZ U:10:8 (ASM), a classic period (circa A.D. 1150-1450) wild resource-processing and habitation site; and AZ U:10:172 (ASM), a Colonial period (circa A.D. 800-900) farmstead. Although the Siphon Draw site and U:10:8 had been previously studied in the early 1980s during the Arizona State Museum Salt-Gila Aqueduct project, with a particularly intensive effort at Siphon Draw, the current project provided new details about these sites, as well as an initial characterization of U:10:172. Important and unexpected findings by the Browning to Dinosaur project include the discovery of a new, undocumented pit-houses and an unusual burial at the Siphon Draw site, as well as a prehistoric reservoir at U:10:8. Also unexpected was the occurrence of three pithouses at U:10:172 within the small access road area investigated during the project. Studies of these features and their associated assemblages have provided new insights about residential organization and population size at Siphon Draw and U:10:172, as well as enhanced perspectives concerning settlement, subsistence, interaction, and ritual practices in the Queen Creek locale.

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Return to Siphon Draw: Archaeological Investigations Along the Browning to Dinosaur 500kV/230kV Transmission Line, Pinal County, Arizona. Tiffany C. Clark, T. Kathleen Henderson. 2009 ( tDAR id: 426399) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8426399

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min long: -111.894; min lat: 33.184 ; max long: -111.457; max lat: 33.445 ;

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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Jenny L. Adams; Tiffany C. Clark; Connie A. Darby; Owen K. Davis; Michael Diehl; T. Kathleen Henderson; Manuel Palacios-Fest; R. Jane Sliva; Arthur W. Vokes; Jennifer A. Waters

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

Prepared By(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Technical Report No.(s): 2006-08

ASM Acces­sion No.(s): 2006-282

Case No.(s): 126

Standard Burial Agreement Case(s): 06-20

Contract Number(s): SRP-0000149097

ASLD Right-of-Way Application No.(s): 16-110140

Arizona Antiquities Act Project Specific Permit No. (s): 2006-102ps

Arizona Corporation Commission Cer­tificate of Environmental Compatibility Docket No.(s): L00000B-04-0126

Project Number(s): 04-123G

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