Archaeological Testing of Four Sites on Haigler Creek near Young, Arizona

Author(s): Chris North; Grant Fahrni

Year: 2006


AR-03-12-01-237 is a historic to modern site thought by locals to be the location of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp related to construction of the Chamberlain Trail. Work conducted during this testing program revealed that the site is related to early twentieth century ranching. Since the 1950s or 1960s, this area has been a favored recreational camping spot—a function that continues to this day. No evidence of a CCC camp was identified at AR-03-12-01-237 and archival research places the Chamberlain Trail CCC camp approximately two miles north, in Gordon Canyon. Shallow subsurface deposits and a lack of cultural features characterize the three prehistoric sites. Subsurface artifacts from AR-03-12-01-930, 931, and 932 are similar to the surface assemblages documented during the original site recordings. The artifact assemblages from these sites are typical of other small sites in the region. They did not yield any information that is considered significant to regional prehistory.

AR-03-12-01-237 cannot be associated with the CCC and is recommended as ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP. AR-03-12-01-930, 931, and 932 have not yielded significant information of prehistoric use of the sub-Mogollon Rim region. Further investigations at these sites are unlikely to yield significant information on the region’s prehistoric past. These three prehistoric sites are recommended as ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP. Based on these findings, it does not appear that the proposed campground improvements at Haigler Creek will have an adverse effect on AR-03-12-01-237, 930, 931, and 932. SWCA does not recommend any further archaeological work for this project.

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Archaeological Testing of Four Sites on Haigler Creek near Young, Arizona, 101. Chris North, Grant Fahrni. 2006 ( tDAR id: 445831) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8445831

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