Cholla Project Archaeology, Volume 2, The Chevelon Region

Editor(s): J. Jefferson Reid

Year: 1982


The Arizona Public Service Cholla-Saguaro Transmission Line Mitigation Project, an undertaking as large in scope as its full title suggests, began in April of 1977. It is hereafter referred to as Cholla. The project's obvious purpose was to mitigate construction impact on prehistoric sites along that portion of the line extending from the Cholla generating plant near the Little Colorado River to the upper drainage of Devore Wash south of Lake Roosevelt, a distance of 135 transmission-line miles. The Chevelon Region of the Cholla Project is bounded by the Little Colorado River on the north and the Mogollon Rim on the south. It is equivalent to the Chevelon Creek Drainage, the area of the Chevelon Archaeological Research Project as defined by F. Plog and others (1976: 1). Only one Cholla Project site (AZ P:3:7) falls outside the Chevelon Creek Drainage.

Within the Cholla Project, the Chevelon Region comprises a group of 15 sites affected by transmission line construction. The domain of investigation is this arbitrary group of sites rather than an analytically meaningful study area. Archaeological investigation of the sites was minimal because even the most destructive effects of building the transmission line were slight. These two factors—the arbitrary grouping of sites and minimal archaeological investigation— directly determined the structure of the research. Three additional factors that directly influenced research decisions and the schedule of work were (1) the construction schedule established by APS; (2) the history of the Cholla Project in the Chevelon Region; and (3) the necessity of complying with bureaucratic procedures.

This volume contains descriptions of the archaeological context of sites investigated in the Chevelon Region. It provides a verbal, graphic, and tabular presentation of observations on the prehistoric remains, and presents our interpretation of these data in the context of our research questions and in the context of the prehistory of the Chevelon.

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Cholla Project Archaeology, Volume 2, The Chevelon Region. J. Jefferson Reid. 1982 ( tDAR id: 435710) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8435710

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min long: -111.714; min lat: 33.761 ; max long: -109.671; max lat: 35.21 ;

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