Cultural Resources Survey of the Salt River Project Canals, Maricopa County, Arizona, Revised
Author(s): Lourdes Aguila
Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted a Class III (Intensive), non-collection cultural resources survey on approximately 170 miles of the Arizona, Arizona Crosscut, Grand, Tempe, Tempe Crosscut, Consolidated, Eastern, South, Western, Highline, and Kyrene Branch Canals in Maricopa County, Arizona. The survey was undertaken at the request of Jon S. Czaplicki, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) archaeologist and Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for Contract No.1425-2-CS-01820. The canals, which are owned by the federal government, are under the jurisdiction of Reclamation and are maintained and operated by the Salt River Project (SRP). The survey was performed to provide an inventory and assessment of cultural resources located within or immediately adjacent to the canals' right-of-way which may be impacted by future development.
The work was conducted under authorization from the SRP and Reclamation. A portion of the Arizona Canal right-of-way from Granite Reef Dam to Pima Road is situated within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) and was surveyed under SRPMIC Archaeological Permit dated October 29, 1996. A portion on the northern side of the South Canal right-of-way from Granite Reef Dam to the branch with the Eastern Canal was surveyed under SRPMIC Archaeological Permit dated November 12, 1996. Letter authorization from Barry W. Welch, acting Area Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) dated November 15,1996, granted permission to conduct non-collection survey on tribal lands under the Federal Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). The southernmost 4 miles of the Eastern Canal are under the jurisdiction of the Roosevelt Water Control District (RWCD) and were surveyed under a verbal authorization from Mr. Joe Nykas, RWCD field superintendent.
The survey located 21 prehistoric sites, 2 historic properties, 1 possible prehistoric canal segment, 2 historic canal segments,and 59 isolated occurrences. Of the sites, 19 were previously recorded.
Cite this Record
Cultural Resources Survey of the Salt River Project Canals, Maricopa County, Arizona, Revised. Lourdes Aguila. 1998 ( tDAR id: 439834) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8439834
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Alta Vista • Arizona Canal • Arizona Crosscut Canal • AZ T:12:14(ASU) • AZ T:12:16 (ASU) • AZ T:12:24(ASU) • AZ T:12:32(ASM) • AZ U:10:1(ASU) • AZ U:10:14(ASU) • AZ U:10:2(ASU) • AZ U:10:22(ASU) • AZ U:10:4(ASU) • AZ U:9:1(ASM) • AZ U:9:116(ASM) • AZ U:9:174(ASM) • AZ U:9:24(PG) • AZ U:9:25(ASM) • AZ U:9:25(PG) • AZ U:9:44(ASU) • AZ U:9:48(ASM) • AZ U:9:48(ASU) • AZ U:9:49(ASM) • AZ U:9:67(ASM) • AZ U:9:71(ASU) • AZ U:9:72(ASM) • BOR-SRP96-1 • BOR-SRP96-2 • BOR-SRP96-3 • Casa de Loma • Casa de Nephi • Consolidated Canal • Eastern Canal • Grand Canal • Grand Canal Ruins • Highline Canal • Historic Canal • Kyrene Branch Canal • La Ciudad de Los Hornos • La Lomita • Las Acequias • Las Estufas • Lehi Site • Leo’s Site • Los Guanacos • Mesa Grande • Park of the Canals • Phoenix 3:4(GP) • Phoenix 3:8(GP) • Pueblo Grande • Railroad Culvert • Red Mountain Site • Shepherd’s House • South Canal • T-3 • Tempe Canal • Tempe Crosscut Canal • Western Canal Show More
Artifact Scatter • Ball Court • Berm • Cairn • Canal or Canal Feature • Culvert • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Hamlet / Village • Hornos • House • Isolated Feature • Mound / Earthwork • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Quarry • Refuse Pit • Road • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • Rock Art • Trash Midden
Arizona (State / Territory) • Chandler, AZ • Gilbert, AZ • Glendale, AZ • Maricopa (County) • Mesa, AZ • Peoria, AZ • Phoenix, AZ • Salt River • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community • Scottsdale, AZ • Tempe, AZ • Tolleson, AZ
min long: -112.37; min lat: 33.264 ; max long: -111.708; max lat: 33.658 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Principal Investigator(s): Jon Czaplicki
Landowner(s): Salt River Project
Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): 6-PD-32-01820-036; 6-PD-32-01820-039
ACS Project No.(s): 96-338; 96-399; 96-341
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 1425-2-CS-01820
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