Arizona and National Registers of Historic Places Eligibility Testing Plan for AZ U:12:100 (ASM) Within the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Pinal County, Arizona

Year: 2007


This document presents a plan of work to conduct Arizona and National Registers of Historic Places (A/NRHP) eligibility testing at a cultural resource site that is located within the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA), west of Superior, Pinal County, Arizona. Jacobs Civil, Inc., on behalf of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), requested that Carter & Burgess, Inc. (C&B) conduct the testing to evaluate the eligibility of AZ 11:12:100 (ASM) for inclusion in the A/NRHP. The testing and eligibility evaluation will be undertaken as part of a state funded parking lot and access road construction project, and is subject to Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-861—865, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Act. In addition, the BTA is listed on the NRHP as a historic district; therefore, testing will evaluate AZ U: 12:100 (ASM) for its contribution towards that historic district. C&B holds a blanket Arizona Antiquities Act permit (2007-009[bl]) issued by the Arizona State Museum (ASM). Prior to the fieldwork, C&B will obtain a project-specific permit from ASM. A Notice of Intent to Provide Repository Services (2007-669) was obtained from ASM for this project on October 2, 2007.

The proposed project consists of adding a new access road and parking lots, and conducting parking lot improvements within the BTA. The area of potential effects (APE) for the proposed project is located within the BTA, west of Superior, Pinal County, Arizona.

A Class III cultural resources survey was conducted by C&B, and three sites were identified within the APE (Davis and Turner 2007). AZ V:2:10 (ASM) is the historic alignment of US 60. It is part of the Arizona Historic State Highway System, and therefore eligible for inclusion in the A/NRHP. The proposed project would not affect AZ V;2:10 (ASM). The A/NRHP eligibility of AZ U:12:100 (ASM) and AZ U:12:174 (ASM), which consist of prehistoric artifact scatters, could not be determined at the survey level. It was recommended that AZ U: 12:100 (ASM) and AZ U: 12:174 (ASM) be avoided, or that testing be conducted to determine their A/NRHP eligibility (Davis and Turner 2007:27). The proposed project cannot avoid AZ U: 12:100 (ASM), and therefore it was recommended that an A/NRHP eligibility work plan be prepared and the site subjected to A/NRHP testing. The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the ASP concurred with these recommendations (Jacobs [SHPO] to Greenspan [ADOT], April 9, 2007; Mlazovsky [ASP] to Greenspan, May 2, 2007).

Cite this Record

Arizona and National Registers of Historic Places Eligibility Testing Plan for AZ U:12:100 (ASM) Within the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Pinal County, Arizona. 2007 ( tDAR id: 440927) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8440927

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.165; min lat: 33.264 ; max long: -111.148; max lat: 33.292 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State Parks

Contributor(s): Jacobs Civil, Inc.; Carter & Burgess, Inc.

Lab Director(s): Oslynn Benjamin

Principal Investigator(s): Laurene G. Montero

Project Director(s): Erin Davis

Permitting Agency(s): Arizona State Parks

Prepared By(s): Arizona Department of Transportation Environment Planning Group

Record Identifiers

ADOT Project No.(s): 060 PN 220 H6845 01D

ASM Accession No.(s): 2007-669

Submittal Number(s): 2

ASM Permit No.(s): 2007-009(bl)

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