A Cultural Resources Survey for a Proposed Easement on Arizona State Lands for the SRP Vinyard Road Rehabilitation Project, Pinal County, Arizona

Author(s): Eric S. Cox

Year: 2016


Northland Research, Inc. (Northland) has completed a Class III cultural resources survey for the proposed Salt River Project (SRP) Vinyard Road Rehabilitation Project located on State Trust Lands administered by the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD), in Pinal County, Arizona. The proposed project area consists of both an electrical line easement and a temporary construction easement to be used for the installation of both overhead and underground electrical lines. The survey was initiated as part of the ASLD right of way (ROW) application (No. 17-118930). The purpose of the survey was to locate any cultural resources within the area of direct effects that may be impacted by the installation of the electrical lines. The goal was to identify and assess archaeological sites for their eligibility for listing in the Arizona Register of Historic Places (ARHP) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

The area of potential effects (APE) for direct impacts was defined as a 3.9 acre parcel that includes an electrical line easement and temporary construction easement extending from the existing 500kV/230kV transmission pole P-5 to the Central Arizona Project (CAP) ROW. To buffer the proposed APE and provide SRP flexibility, an 11.5 acre area that includes the APE was surveyed during the fieldwork for this project. Northland archaeologist Eric Cox (Principal Investigator) completed the survey on July 22, 2016. The project was conducted under Arizona State Museum (ASM) blanket permit number 2016-007bl (Accession Number 2016-0329).

Information on the AZSITE online cultural resource database revealed that some portions of the current project area had been previously surveyed in the 1970s and 1980s and that no previously recorded cultural resources were located within the area of direct effects. During the current survey no archaeological sites or isolated objects (IOs) were recorded. Northland recommends that no further archaeological investigations are necessary for the current project area.

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A Cultural Resources Survey for a Proposed Easement on Arizona State Lands for the SRP Vinyard Road Rehabilitation Project, Pinal County, Arizona, 32. Eric S. Cox. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435762) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8435762

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.511; min lat: 33.269 ; max long: -111.494; max lat: 33.302 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Principal Investigator(s): Eric S. Cox

Landowner(s): Arizona State Trust Land

Permitting Agency(s): Arizona State Land Department

Prepared By(s): Northland Research, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Technical Report No.(s): 16-32

Arizona State Museum Accession No.(s): 2016-0329

Arizona State Museum (ASM) Blanket Permit No.(s): 2016-007bl

SRP Job Number(s): 12239

ASLD Application Number(s): 17-118930

NRI Project No.(s): 16-33

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