Archaeological Studies of the Avra Valley, Arizona, for the Papago Water Supply Project, Volume 1: Class III Archaeological Surveys on the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation

Author(s): Allen Dart

Year: 1987


The Papago Water Supply project was an effort to deliver and apply Central Arizona Project water to farmland on the Tohono O'odham (formerly Papago) Indian Reservation as part of the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act of 1982. The project involved construction of a water delivery system and development of new agricultural fields in the Schuk Toak and San Xaiver districts of the Reservation, located in the Avra Valley west of Tucson, Arizona. Environmental planning studies for the Papago Water Supply project, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, included a Class III archaeological survey of 7002 acres (10.9 square miles) in the Schuk Toak District and 13,842 acres (21.6 square miles) in the San Xavier District. This report describes and interprets the results of the archaeological survey.

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Archaeological Studies of the Avra Valley, Arizona, for the Papago Water Supply Project, Volume 1: Class III Archaeological Surveys on the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation. Allen Dart. 1987 ( tDAR id: 428069) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8428069

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Archaic Historic Historic Papago Hohokam O'odham PaleoIndian Papago Piman Sobaipuri

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Agricultural or Herding Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Ball Court Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Encampment Hamlet / Village Mound / Earthwork Non-Domestic Structures Pit Pit House / Earth Lodge Platform Mound Refuse Pit Reservoir Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Road Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Rock Alignment Settlements Water Control Feature

Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.384; min lat: 31.485 ; max long: -111.55; max lat: 32.843 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Jeffrey Altschul; William H. Doelle; James P. Lombard; Thomas R. McGuire; Henry D, Wallace; Michael R. Waters

Sponsor(s): U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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

Prepared By(s): Institute for American Research

Record Identifiers

Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00030464

Anthropological Papers No.(s): 9

Salt River Project Call No.(s): 3A.044

Salt River Project Catalog No.(s): 51034 51035

NADB document id number(s): 2202637

NADB citation id number(s): 000000166741

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