Monitoring Report for a CenturyLink Utility Installation, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona


CenturyLink recently conducted utility work in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. The project occurs on municipal land; however, as it was a private utility replacement, it was not reviewed by the City Archaeology Office (CAO) prior to the commencement of work, nor was a standard Archaeology Assessment issued for the project. The project area falls within the boundaries of AZ T:12:37(ASM)/Casa Buena, a Hohokam habitation site known to contain a platform mound, trash mounds, and human remains. A local resident and avocational archaeologist notified the CAO that he had observed artifacts within the open project excavations. The resident collected a box of artifacts from open excavations that he turned over to Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM). The CAO determined that the utility work occurred within a trash mound at Casa Buena and identified the need for an archaeological contractor to monitor any remaining work and document the feature and any additional cultural resources identified.

Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) was contacted by Ms. Susan Larison of CenturyLink to provide cultural resource monitoring services. Pursuant to consultation with CAO, it was determined that any additional ground-disturbing activities would be monitored by a qualified archaeological contractor. Because the excavations fall within a trash mound and possible cremation area mapped by Frank Midvale in the 1920s, profiles of the vault and utility trench would also be mapped. Diagnostic artifacts (decorated ceramics and chipped and ground stone tools) collected by the resident and during monitoring would be subject to basic analysis. Working under the terms of Project-Specific Permit No. 2013-107ps and Burial Case No. 2013-039 issued by the Arizona State Museum (ASM), monitoring was conducted by Walter Punzmann on September 25, 2013. No diagnostic artifacts were noted during monitoring, so only those collected by the local resident were analyzed.

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Monitoring Report for a CenturyLink Utility Installation, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 201:CMON. Kristin L. Fangmeier, Walter R. Punzmann, Alanna Ossa, Joanne C. Tactikos. 2014 ( tDAR id: 445591) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8445591

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.063; min lat: 33.446 ; max long: -112.018; max lat: 33.498 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Contributor(s): Kristin L. Fangmeier

Field Director(s): Walter Punzman; Frank Midvale

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.

Submitted To(s): CenturyLink

Record Identifiers

PGM Project No.(s): 2013-020

Burial Case No.(s): 2013-039

ACS Project No. (s): 13-201:CMON

ASM Accession No.(s): 2013-107ps

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