Cultural Resource Survey of the Proposed Granite Reef Recharge Project, Salt River Indian Reservation, Maricopa County, Arizona

Summary

An archaeological survey of a portion of the Salt River Indian Reservation was completed for the Salt River Project (SRP) by SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants, during July and August, 1990. Work was performed under special use permit Number 440 issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Phoenix District, and a letter of authorization from the Salt River Indian Community. The project was undertaken for a proposed ground water recharge system located north of Mesa, Arizona, along the north side of the Salt River.

The project area includes approximately 352 acres. One previously recorded site was evaluated during the survey. A second previously recorded site was not relocated. In addition, nine sites and 37 isolated occurrences were recorded. All of the sites may be eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places, although four are more likely to be eligible than the others. Twenty five of the isolated occurrences may be eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places. These occur in basically two clusters that, because of alluvial deposition, may be part of nearby sites or separate site themselves. The remaining 12 isolated occurrences are not eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places.

The evaluation of all resources in the project area can be accomplished through subsequent testing, i.e., hand or mechanical trenching. In addition to aiding in the formal determination of eligibility for inclusion to the National Register of Historic laces, this may also assist the Salt River Indian Community in future cultural resource management planning.

This is a draft report.

Cite this Record

Cultural Resource Survey of the Proposed Granite Reef Recharge Project, Salt River Indian Reservation, Maricopa County, Arizona. M. Zyniecki, Thomas N. Motsinger, David H. Greenwald. 1990 ( tDAR id: 427815) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427815

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.77; min lat: 33.481 ; max long: -111.735; max lat: 33.495 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Thomas Motsinger; Terry Leonard; Judy Brunson

Field Director(s): Mark Zyniecki

Project Director(s): David H. Greenwald

Sponsor(s): Bureau of Indian Affairs

Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Special Use Permit No.(s): 440

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00091051

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1990_Zyniecki_DRAFTCulturalResources_OCR_PDFA.pdf 15.56mb Aug 20, 1990 Mar 7, 2017 4:22:20 PM Confidential
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