Surveying, Mapping, and Limited Testing at Three Sties on the Fort McDowell Indian Community

Author(s): Kim Adams; Elinor Large; John Rapp

Year: 1994


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.

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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

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 94-320

Delivery Order No.(s): 4-PD-32-01820-019

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