Archaeological Evaluation of Three Sites for the Goldfield-Silver King 230 kV Transmission Line, Near Superior, Arizona
Salt River Project (SRP) is planning to install fiber optic communication on the Goldfield to Silver King 230 kV transmission line system on the Mesa and Globe Ranger districts in Pinal County, Arizona. The project will entail replacing a static line with a combination static-fiber optic line. This will require a wire trailer/puller and crane to be positioned near certain towers for wire pulling. Both pieces of equipment are rubber-tired to minimize ground disturbance. SWCA was contracted to record and evaluate three sites within the Silver King power line right-of-way. Two of the sites had originally been discovered during surveys in the 1970s. A third site was discovered by Richard Anduze, archaeologist for the Salt River Project. SWCA, Inc. was requested to evaluate and re-record the three sites by Salt River Project. The field work was done under a general permit with the Tonto National Forest (TQN34). Richard Anduze provided the information on the site artifacts for AR-03-12-03-117 and AR-G3-12-02-1264.
Two of the sites have been recorded by previous surveys. One site (AR-03-12-03-117) was originally recorded by Stone in 1977 for the Whitlow Ranch Reservoir (Stone 1977). Another site (AR-03-12-02-148) had been recorded by the Museum of Northern Arizona during a survey of the power line (Yablon and Weaver 1981).
The field work for this project was conducted on August 7 and 8, 2000. SWCA archaeologists Ronald F. Ryden and Matthew D. Peters conducted the field work, accompanied by Richard Anduze.
Cite this Record
Archaeological Evaluation of Three Sites for the Goldfield-Silver King 230 kV Transmission Line, Near Superior, Arizona, 273. Douglas R. Mitchell, Ron F. Ryden. 2000 ( tDAR id: 441086) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8441086
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Amethyst • Barrel Hoop • Basin Metate Fragment • Ceramic • Chipped Stone • Cores • Gila Plainware • Glass • Ground Stone • Hammerstone • Iron Wire • Metal • Obsidian • Pueblo II Little Colorado Whiteware • Quartz • Red-on-Buff • Redware • Schist Pestles • Scrapers • Shoe Nail • Wingfield Plainware • Wire Nails
Arizona (State / Territory) • Globe Ranger District • Hewitt Canyon • Interstitial Zone E • Mesa Ranger District • Pinal (County) • Potts Canyon • Queen Creek, AZ • Roblas Canyon • Superior, AZ
min long: -111.32; min lat: 33.185 ; max long: -110.82; max lat: 33.41 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants
Contributor(s): Matthew D. Peters; Richard Anduze
Permitting Agency(s): Tonto National Forest
Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants
Submitted To(s): Salt River Project
SWCA No.(s): 4208-3331
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