Archaeological Investigations Along the Liberty-Parker 230 kV Transmission Line, Central Arizona Project


Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the non-realigned portions of the Liberty-Parker 230kV Transmission Line. The Liberty-Parker-Hassayampa 230kV Transmission Line of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends from the Liberty Substation to the Hassayampa Tab Substation.

OCRM archaeologists identified and documented 11 field loci and numerous isolated artifacts during the Liberty-Parker-Hassayampa 230kV Transmission Line resurvey. Based on relative density of cultural material dispersion, field loci were grouped into two sites: AZ M:13:1 (ASU) and AZ T:5:5 (ASU).

Mitigation was completed at these two sites in the fall of 1978. Two cobble features at AZ M:13:1 (ASU) were mapped and excavated. Surface collection at AZ T:5:5 (ASU) was conducted based on a 2 percent simple random sample. Two other field loci were mapped and collected in their entirety.

The investigations identified a pattern of secondary resource zone exploitation in the desert areas between the river valleys. Researchers defined and described a secondary resource zone as an area which did not support a permanent population, but was utilized intermittently, probably on a seasonal basis, in the exploitation of wild plant and animal food resources by people whose primary subsistence was derived from a different zone.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Investigations Along the Liberty-Parker 230 kV Transmission Line, Central Arizona Project. Ed Dobbins. 1978 ( tDAR id: 436232) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MG7RQ3

Spatial Coverage

min long: -114.326; min lat: 33.285 ; max long: -112.423; max lat: 34.162 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s)(s): 8-07-32-V0039

Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 19

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