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Archaeological Investigations Along the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Transmission Lines, Features of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project

Author(s): Ed Dobbins

Year: 1980

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Summary

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 Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV transmission lines. The Bouse Hills-Harcuvar Transmission Line stretches 23.3 miles from the Harcuvar Substation to the Bouse Hills Pumping Plant. The Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Transmission Line stretches 41.7 miles from the Harcuvar Substation to the Little Harquahala Pumping Plant.

OCRM archaeologists identified and documented 8 field loci and 8 isolated artifacts during the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV transmission lines survey. Based on relative density of cultural material dispersion, field loci were grouped into one site: AZ S:6:7 (ASU).

Mitigation was completed at one site and three field loci in the winter of 1979. Excavation of 3 cobble features was completed at AZ S:6:7 (ASU). Surface collection was completed at FL 1, FL 6 and FL 9.

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.


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Archaeological Investigations Along the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Transmission Lines, Features of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project. Ed Dobbins. 1980 ( tDAR id: 436241) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8765HJR


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -114.145; min lat: 33.567 ; max long: -113.59; max lat: 34.023 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Field Director(s): Ed Dobbins

Principal Investigator(s): Glen Rice

Project Director(s): Patricia E. Brown

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

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

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office


Record Identifiers

Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 31

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

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