Archaeological Testing on the Western Boundary of Site AZ T:12:137(ASM), Las Canopas, for a Proposed Land Sale, Phoenix, Arizona

Summary

The City of Phoenix requested that archaeological testing be conducted at a 25 acre parcel near 28th Street and Southern Avenue in Phoenix. The parcel is within the boundaries of a large prehistoric site known as Las Canopas (AZ T:12:137[ASM]). The project is on private property. The City has agreed that the archaeological testing can be done under the existing City-approved Plan, entitled General Cultural Resources Testing Plan for the City of Phoenix Projects that Involve Prehistoric Canals with the City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona (Stubing and Turner 2007).

The project included excavation of 2,676 linear meters of trench within and adjacent to the boundary of AZ T:12:137(ASM). The work was done at the request of the City of Phoenix because prehistoric human remains are known to exist in the area. Surface artifacts were recovered that would date occupation in the project area to sometime between A.D. 800 and 1100. Twelve features were identified, which included 7 prehistoric canal segments, 2 historic pits, and 3 prehistoric pits. All these features, except one of the historic pits, were located in the northern part of the project area. No human remains were found in the project area and no further work is recommended for the project area.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Testing on the Western Boundary of Site AZ T:12:137(ASM), Las Canopas, for a Proposed Land Sale, Phoenix, Arizona, 01. Douglas R. Mitchell, Todd W. Bostwick, Ron Ryden. 2013 ( tDAR id: 440950) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8440950

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 800 to 1100 (occupation in the project area)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.057; min lat: 33.385 ; max long: -112.021; max lat: 33.42 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Prepared By(s): PaleoWest Archaeology

Submitted To(s): Univision Communications, Inc.; City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Record Identifiers

PaleoWest(s): 12-64

Technical Report(s): 13-01

PGM(s): 2012-42

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Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

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