Results of Phased Data Recovery for the Paving and Storm Drain Project, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Kristin L. Fangmeier

Year: 2013


The City of Phoenix (COP) Street Transportation Department (STD) is conducting road and storm drain improvements. The project will require the relocation of an existing Salt River Project (SRP) irrigation line, located on U.S. Bureau of Reclamation land. Because federal lands are involved, the project is considered a federal undertaking subject to compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. It also follows applicable COP policies and requirements as stated in the General Historic Properties Treatment Plan for City of Phoenix Projects (General Treatment Plan). According to the City Archaeology Office (CAO), the APE is situated within a prehistoric habitation site that is eligible for inclusion on the Arizona and National Registers of Historic Places (A/NRHP) under Criterion D. As a result, the CAO recommended that data recovery be conducted to determine if significant cultural resources are present in the current APE and to mitigate impacts to them should they be found. The historic Farmers Canal also crosses the project corridor. At the request of Ms. Homaira Parveen of COP STD, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) prepared an addendum to the General Treatment Plan; it provided a site-specific work plan to address the proposed project. Phase 1 investigations involved the excavation of 550 linear meters of backhoe within the site boundaries and a 250-ft buffer, comprising a 5.6 percent sample of the area of disturbance resulting from the proposed improvements. The General Treatment Plan outlined the research objectives, field methods, laboratory procedures, analyses, administrative and safety protocols, curation, and reporting criteria that were used for this project. Phase 1 data testing conducted October 2-9, 2012 identified significant historic and prehistoric features so Phase 2 data recovery methods were implemented October 10-November 2, 2012 in consultation with Reclamation and the CAO. This report details the results of both phases of investigation, including analyses and interpretations.

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Results of Phased Data Recovery for the Paving and Storm Drain Project, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Kristin L. Fangmeier. 2013 ( tDAR id: 446126) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8446126

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min long: -112.127; min lat: 33.402 ; max long: -112.107; max lat: 33.456 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Contributor(s): Michael S. Droz; Andrea R. Gregory; John Jones; Alanna Ossa; Joanne C. Tactikos; Kristin L. Fangmeier; Alissa Letendre; Jonathan Spiandorello

Field Director(s): Walter R. Punzmann

Landowner(s): U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, City of Phoenix

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

Submitted To(s): City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 12-179

COP Project No.(s): ST85100172

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