Archaeological Test Level Excavations at the University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, Final Report

Author(s): Ann Valdo Howard

Year: 2017

Summary

This is a report on the final phase of archaeological research conducted at the University Research Park. The work was performed by the Office of Cultural Resource Management at Arizona State University. The first phase of the research involved a survey of the ground surface which led to the identification of one prehistoric canal and a low density artifact scatter in the eastern one-quarter of the parcel. In the final phase of work, eight trenches were excavated in order to examine 1) the structure and depth of the canal, 2) the stratigraphic profiles of the natural soil horizons, and 3) the distribution of subsurface archaeological remains.

The results of the testing phase at the Research Park support the hypothesis that the project area could represent an area of prehistoric agricultural fields. No subsurface artifacts or architectural features were encountered that would document that the area was used for habitation or limited activity functions.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Test Level Excavations at the University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, Final Report. Ann Valdo Howard. 2017 ( tDAR id: 433623) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8433623

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.924; min lat: 33.335 ; max long: -111.872; max lat: 33.349 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Field Director(s): Ann Valdo Howard

Principal Investigator(s): Jeanne Swarthout

Prepared By(s): Office of Cultural Resource Management, Arizona State University

Record Identifiers

OCRM Report Number(s): 84-333

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