The Dinosaur: Archaeological Investigations Within the Gila River Valley for the Salt River Project's Pinal Central to Dinosaur 500 kV Transmission Line, Pinal County, Arizona

Editor(s): Michael S. Foster; J. Scott Courtright

Year: 2010

Summary

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) plans to construct an 88-mile-long 500-kV extra-high voltage transmission line linking the Pinal West, Santa Rosa, Pinal Central, Abel, and Dinosaur substations (ACC CEC Case No. 126). This report presents the results of Phase I data recovery (extent testing) and Phase II data recovery within a 40-m- (130-ft-) wide corridor at seven sites located on State Trust Land administered by the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) (ASLD ROW No. 16-112288) and at seven sites and nine loci on the Gila River floodplain that are on privately owned lands between Pinal Central and Dinosaur. The sites are situated in north-central Pinal County east of the town of Queen Creek, east of Coolidge; and southeast and south-south of Coolidge.

Phase I data recovery investigations were undertaken at 14 sites: AZ AA:2:304 (ASM); AZ AA:2:305 (ASM), AZ AA:3:281, AZ U:10:20 (ASM), AZ U:14:417 (ASM), AZ U:15:1 (ASM)/Adamsville, AZ U:15:61 (ASM)/Frogtown, AZ U:15:97 (ASM), AZ U:15:264 (ASM), AZ U:15:276 (ASM), AZ U:15:296 (ASM), AZ U:15:432 (ASM), AZ U:15:559 (ASM), and AZ U:15:560 (ASM). The sites were previously recommended eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) (Henderson et al. 2009) and the investigations were undertaken to comply with the Arizona Antiquities Act, the State Historic Preservation Act, and as required by the Arizona Corporation Commission Certificate of Environmental Compatibility. Fieldwork methods followed those outlined in the treatment plans (Phase I and Phase II data recovery) developed to mitigate impacts to the sites (Lindeman 2009; Lindeman et al. 2009). Michael Foster, Ph.D. served as Principal Investigator, and field work was directed by J. Scott Courtright.

This is Submittal 3 of the report.

Cite this Record

The Dinosaur: Archaeological Investigations Within the Gila River Valley for the Salt River Project's Pinal Central to Dinosaur 500 kV Transmission Line, Pinal County, Arizona. Michael S. Foster, J. Scott Courtright. 2010 ( tDAR id: 428054) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8428054

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.544; min lat: 32.864 ; max long: -111.399; max lat: 33.271 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Gary Huckleberry; Karen R. Adams; Susan Smith; Manuel R. Palacios-Fest; John M. Rapp; Mary-Ellen Walsh; Greta Rayle

Field Director(s): J. Scott Courtright

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Foster

Prepared By(s): Logan Simpson Design, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District

Record Identifiers

Technical Reports in Prehistory No.(s): 7

LSD Project No.(s): 095066

ACC CEC Case No.(s): 126

ASLD ROW No.(s): 16-112288

Burial Agreement Case No.(s): 09-17

ASM Accession No.(s): 2009-251

ASM Permit No.(s): 2009-042bl

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