Surveying, Mapping, and Limited Testing at Three Sties on the Fort McDowell Indian Community
Author(s): Kim Adams; Elinor Large; John Rapp
Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted survey of approximately 400 acres, mapping, photographing, and limited testing of cultural resources on Fort McDowell Indian Community (FMIC) land at the request of Mr. Jon Czaplicki of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). The survey and mapping were performed to record and determine the extent of prehistoric agricultural rockpile features at AZ U:6:81 and U:6:239(ASM) that will be impacted by agricultural development. Subsurface testing at AZ U:6:87(ASM) was conducted to identity the nature and extent of subsurface cultural resources at the site that will be impacted by road widening. All three sites have previously been determined to be eligible for inclusion on the National Register. Further inspection of a possible historic site on Rattlesnake point was undertaken to determine its age. These tasks were conducted under Delivery Order No. 4-PD-32-01820-019 under the Cultural Resource Class III Survey Contract between Reclamation and ACS.
AZ U:6:239(ASM), a large prehistoric agricultural site, was recorded during a previous 200-acre survey (Adams 1993). The site consists of numerous, widely dispersed rockpiles. It was recommended (Adams 1993) that data recovery be undertaken at the site since it would be impacted by the proposed agricultural development. Data recovery was also proposed for the agricultural component of AZ U:6:81(ASM). These recommendations included detailed mapping of the location of the agricultural features with particular emphasis upon their relationship to the landscape.
Subsurface testing within the area of potential impact from a road widening project was proposed at AZ U:6:87(ASM). This site, whose function is yet undetermined, was mapped during a previous study (Adams 1994).
A possible historic site on Rattlesnake Point was noted during previous work at AZ U:6:87(ASM) (Adams 1994). It was recommended that documentary research be done and the site be examined by a historical archaeologist to determine if it was historic in age. Dating of the site was necessary as a preliminary step in assessing its National Register eligibility.
Cite this Record
Surveying, Mapping, and Limited Testing at Three Sties on the Fort McDowell Indian Community. Kim Adams, Elinor Large, John Rapp. 1994 ( tDAR id: 439884) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8439884
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Ceramic • Chipped Stone • Fire Cracked Rock • Ground Stone • Metal
AZ U:6:239 (ASM) • AZ U:6:81 (ASM) • AZ U:6:87 (ASM)
Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Check Dam • Chipping Station • Corral • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Midden • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • Rock Pile • Thermal Pit
Archaeological Overview • Reconnaissance / Survey • Site Evaluation / Testing • Systematic Survey
Arizona (State / Territory) • Fort McDowell Indian Community
Early Colonial Period • Late Pioneer Period • Prehistoric
min long: -111.711; min lat: 33.622 ; max long: -111.63; max lat: 33.652 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Contributor(s): Gary Huckleberry
Field Director(s): Kim Adams
Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
Submitted To(s): United State Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
ACS Project No.(s): 94-320
Delivery Order No.(s): 4-PD-32-01820-019
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