An Eligibility Testing Plan for Sites in the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, Central Arizona Project Canal, Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima Counties, Arizona

Summary

In an effort to better manage cultural resources on Reclamation land, PXAO has developed an archaeological site database for the CAP canal. The database was developed using all the previous main stem survey data; however, the Register eligibility status of the majority of these sites was unknown following completion of the CAP. Additionally, an unknown number of sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer within Reclamation’s CAP right-of-way (ROW). PXAO has been updating its database and conducted consultation with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in 2015, seeking to resolve the eligibility status of sites within the CAP ROW. Following this consultation, the SHPO and PXAO agreed that based on the assessment data provided, further work was required on 117 sites along the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts. ACS revisited the 117 sites in 2016.

Eligibility for 27 sites could not be evaluated. This group includes sites that could not be relocated within the CAP ROW due to misplotting, destruction in the ROW, or were found outside the ROW. This group also includes three sites whose components within the ROW are not contributing to the site’s eligibility. Ten of the 27 sites that could not be evaluated for eligibility based on their surface manifestations are recommended for testing. Eligibility testing is recommended for these 10 sites and this document presents a Plan for eligibility testing.

Cite this Record

An Eligibility Testing Plan for Sites in the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, Central Arizona Project Canal, Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima Counties, Arizona. Douglas Mitchell, Peg Davis, Gary Huckleberry, Andrea Gregory. Project No. 16-145. Tempe, AZ: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. 2017 ( tDAR id: 440008) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8280BDZ

Keywords

Culture
Archaic Early Archaic Euroamerican Historic Historic Native American Hohokam Late Archaic Middle Archaic PaleoIndian

Material
Building Materials Ceramic Chipped Stone Fire Cracked Rock Glass Ground Stone Metal Shell Wood

Site Name
AZ AA:11:26(ASM) AZ AA:11:29(ASM) AZ AA:12:1163(ASM) AZ AA:12:125(ASM) AZ AA:12:209(ASM) AZ AA:12:325(ASM) AZ AA:12:329(ASM) AZ AA:12:353(ASM) AZ AA:12:354(ASM) AZ AA:12:355(ASM) AZ AA:12:357(ASM) AZ AA:12:368(ASM) AZ AA:12:384(ASM) AZ AA:12:452(ASM) AZ AA:12:453(ASM) AZ AA:12:457(ASM) AZ AA:12:458(ASM) AZ AA:12:463(ASM) AZ AA:12:464(ASM) AZ AA:12:483(ASM) AZ AA:12:484(ASM) AZ AA:12:485(ASM) AZ AA:12:520(ASM) AZ AA:12:579(ASM) AZ AA:12:624(ASM) Show More

Site Type
Agricultural or Herding Ancient Structure Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Encampment Hamlet / Village Hearth Petroglyph Pit Quarry Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Road Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Rock Alignment Rock Art Settlements Structure Water Control Feature

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1800 to 1900 (Historic/EuroAmerican)

Calendar Date: -12000 to 1500 (Prehistoric/Native Archaeological Culture)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.143; min lat: 31.747 ; max long: -110.814; max lat: 33.715 ;

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 16-145:CSUR/TEST

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): R16PS00682

GSA Contract No.(s): GS10F0224P

ASM Accession No.(s): 2017-384.ASM; 2012-541.ASM

File Information

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In an effort to better manage cultural resources on Reclamation land, PXAO has developed an archaeological site database for the CAP canal. The database was developed using all the previous main stem survey data; however, the Register eligibility status of the majority of these sites was unknown following completion of the CAP. Additionally, an unknown number of sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer within Reclamation’s CAP right-of-way (ROW). PXAO has been updating its database and conducted consultation with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in 2015, seeking to resolve the eligibility status of sites within the CAP ROW. Following this consultation, the SHPO and PXAO agreed that based on the assessment data provided, further work was required on 117 sites along the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts. ACS revisited the 117 sites in 2016. Eligibility for 27 sites could not be evaluated. This group includes sites that could not be relocated within the CAP ROW due to misplotting, destruction in the ROW, or were found outside the ROW. This group also includes three sites whose components within the ROW are not contributing to the site’s eligibility. Ten of the 27 sites that could not be evaluated for eligibility based on their surface manifestations are recommended for testing. Eligibility testing is recommended for these 10 sites and this document presents a Plan for eligibility testing.

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