An Archaeological Treatment Plan for a Portion of AZ T:16:19 (ASM), Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona

Author(s): Robert J. Watt

Year: 2003


This document represents a treatment plan that is designed to investigate the extent of subsurface cultural resources in a portion of AZ T:16:19 (ASM) located on private land at the southwest comer of the community of Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona. Approximately 139 acres of AZ T:16:19 (ASM) occurs within two parcels (Solid State and Hogenes) proposed to be developed as residential sites. At the request of Pinal County, Miller Holdings, Inc. contracted with SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants (SWCA) to complete an archaeological evaluation and survey of the Solid State and Hogenes parcels (Lundin and Foster 2002a, 2002b).

The site file search revealed eight previous surveys and five sites documented within a half-mile radius of this project area. The survey resulted in the identification of numerous dispersed low-density and high density artifact concentrations (ceramics including buff and plain wares, flaked stone, and ground stone), and scattered human bone. Previous investigations, as well as the SWCA evaluation, indicate AZ T:16:19 (ASM) is a large prehistoric habitation site. Additionally, a protohistoric or early historical O'odham occupation is thought to be present. This site is recommended as eligible for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) consideration under Criterion D. The scattered human bone appears burned indicating the presence of probable cremation burial features scattered across the site. Despite the presence of numerous artifacts and the human bone, the integrity and extent of the archaeological remains at AZ T:16:19 (ASM) within the Solid State and Hogenes parcels cannot be determined by survey data alone. Thus, if disturbance of AZ T:16:19 (ASM) cannot be avoided, SWCA recommended that prior to construction, a program of archaeological testing be developed and implemented within the boundaries of AZ T:16:19 (ASM) in the Solid State and Hogenes parcels to determine the nature and extent of intact subsurface archaeological features. More importantly, this proposed archaeological testing program would serve to evaluate the potential for these parcels to contain human burials, which are protected under Arizona Revised Statutes §41-844 and§ 41-865.

This treatment plan presents: 1) a testing plan designed to discover the extent and nature of subsurface remains at AZ T:16:19 (ASM); 2) a plan for the recovery of human remains; and 3) a research orientation for data recovery at the site.

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An Archaeological Treatment Plan for a Portion of AZ T:16:19 (ASM), Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona. Robert J. Watt. 2003 ( tDAR id: 442486) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8442486

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min long: -112.177; min lat: 32.972 ; max long: -112.096; max lat: 33.064 ;

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