Archaeological Data Recovery for the Ellsworth Road Widening Project, Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): A.E. (Gene) Rogge; Pamela J. Cox

Year: 2010


MCDOT and the Town of Queen Creek are widening 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) of Ellsworth Road to six lanes. MCDOT retained URS Corporation to conduct cultural resource studies to address the Maricopa County Comprehensive Plan objectives for promoting appreciation and preservation of significant archaeological and historical resources within the framework of state and federal laws. The law applicable to this project is the Arizona Antiquities Act. A survey documented that the project could affect two archaeological sites that were evaluated as eligible for the Arizona Register of Historic Places for their potential to yield important information. This report documents the results of a two-stage data recovery investigation.

The data recovery studies were completed much as planned, and yielded information about the Sonoqui Ruin [AZ U:14:49(ASM)] to add to the accumulating information about that large Hohokam village site, as well as information about site AZ U:14:423(ASM) that had not been previously investigated. Both sites are now largely masked by fields and suburban development. The data recovery studies discovered and investigated nine buried features at the Sonoqui Ruin and four at site AZ T:14:423(ASM).

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Archaeological Data Recovery for the Ellsworth Road Widening Project, Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona, 7(AZ). A.E. (Gene) Rogge, Pamela J. Cox. 2010 ( tDAR id: 440608) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8440608

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.642; min lat: 33.205 ; max long: -111.606; max lat: 33.226 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Contributor(s): Bruce G. Phillips; Regina Chapin-Pyritz; Steven Bozarth; Manuel R. Palacio-Fest; Sophia Kelly; Cassandra Albush; Kerri Bastin; John Hooper

Field Director(s): Pamela J. Cox

Principal Investigator(s): Dr. A.E. (Gene) Rogge

Prepared By(s): URS Corporation

Submitted To(s): Maricopa County Department of Transportation

Record Identifiers

Cultural Resource Report(s): 2010-7(AZ)

Arizona Antiquities Project Specific permit(s): 2009-071ps

MCDOT Project(s): TT178

URS Project Number(s): 23445497

Contract (s): 2006-52, Assignment K

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