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Archaeological Investigations Along the McCullough-Davis Transmission Line, a Feature 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 McCullough-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line. The McCullough-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line stretches 61 miles from the McCullough Substation in the Eldorado Valley to Davis Dam on the Colorado River.

OCRM archaeologists identified and documented 3 field loci and 10 isolated artifacts during the McCullough-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line survey. Based on relative density of cultural material dispersion, field loci were grouped into two sites: AZ F:5:1 (ASU) and AZ F:5:2 (ASU).

Mitigation was completed at two sites in the December of 1979 and January of 1980. A surface collection of an 11 percent random sample was completed at AZ F:5:1 (ASU). Surface collection of a 3/5 percent random sample and excavation of 3 tests pits was completed at AZ F:5:2: (ASU).

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 McCullough-Davis Transmission Line, a Feature of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project. Ed Dobbins. 1980 ( tDAR id: 436333) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZK5JVD


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.084; min lat: 35.434 ; max long: -114.5; max lat: 36.067 ;

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 Eyring 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): 34

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

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