Archaeological Investigations of the Eastwing Terminal Mitigation Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
The purpose of this report is to disseminate all relevant information concerning the recent investigation of two sites situated northwest of Phoenix and in the south-central part of Arizona. Limited field excavation and archival research reveal that the Marinette Canal (NA18,267) may have been fed by well water, local runoff, and the seasonal flow of the Agua Fria River. This historic canal was built in 1910 by Mr. R.P. Davie and the Marinette Canal and Land Company. It heads along Calderwood Butte and extends almost 10 km southward toward the present community of Sun City, Arizona.
Most of the present investigation was undertaken at the Eastwing site, a late Colonial-early Sedentary Hohokam village situated across an old stream terrace of the lower Agua Fria River valley. This site was initially established and subsequently maintained by cultivating corn in an adjacent akchin field and exploiting a wide variety of locally available biotic and abiotic resources. The abandonment of this agricultural village is hypothesized to correlate with a climatic shift to xeric conditions and a corresponding emphasis on canal irrigation systems, which characterize the agricultural activity of the northern Salt River Valley between about A.D. 1000 and A.D. 1250.
This is a draft report with notations within the text and margins.
Cite this Record
Archaeological Investigations of the Eastwing Terminal Mitigation Project, Maricopa County, Arizona. James B. Rodgers, Jannifer W. Gish, Kenneth J. Lord. 1985 ( tDAR id: 427162) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427162
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Calendar Date: 700 to 1020 (Calendar dates form C14)
min long: -112.309; min lat: 33.673 ; max long: -112.286; max lat: 33.703 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Contributor(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.
Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ
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