The Dove Valley Archaeological Testing Project, Sites AZ U:1:11, AZ U:1:262, and AZ U:1:263 (ASM), Phoenix, Arizona

Editor(s): Douglas R. Mitchell; Michael Stubing

Year: 1997


This report presents the results of archaeological testing conducted at three sites, AZ U:1:11, AZ U:1:262, and AZ U:1:263 (all ASM). The sites are located in north Phoenix, Arizona. The testing was done at the request of PK Development LLC, owner of the land, before development of a 500-acre parcel that included the sites. The proposed development will include residential areas, a golf course, and natural desert. The project is subject to Clean Water Act permitting (Section 404) through the United States Army Corps of Engineers. This testing project was performed as part of the procedure to provide compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, a stipulation of the permitting process.

The sites were found during an archaeological survey of the parcel, known as the Dove Valley development, which also located one other site (AZ U:l:110 ASM), and three isolated occurrences (Stubing and Mitchell 1997). Additional archaeological work was recommended for AZ U : l : l l , AZ U: 1:262, and AZ U: 1:262 (all ASM), and an archaeological testing plan was developed (Mitchell 1997a).

The archaeological survey described AZ U:1:11 (ASM) as a large Hohokam habitation site that contained rock structures, agricultural areas, and trash mounds (Stubing and Mitchell 1997:3). The site had been previously recorded, and work had been conducted on portions that extended outside the Dove Valley development boundaries prior to the current project. Previous research within the site is detailed below. Testing within the portion contained by the Dove Valley development included mapping, surface collection of artifacts, backhoe trenching, and hand excavation units placed within selected rock structures.

Site AZ U:1:262 (ASM) included five rock structures and an associated artifact scatter containing Hohokam ceramics, flaked stone, and ground stone (Stubing and Mitchell 1997:6). Testing within the site consisted of mapping, surface collection of artifacts, backhoe trenching, and hand excavation of units within several structures. AZ U:1:263 (ASM) included a system of parallel rock alignments and a light artifact scatter (Stubing and Mitchell 1997:8-10). Testing included mapping, surface collection of artifacts, and pollen sample collection from selected rock alignments.

Archaeological testing was conducted at the three sites to assess their significance and to determine their eligibility for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Sites AZ U:1:262 and AZ U:1:263 (ASM) do not appear to be eligible for inclusion to the NRHP based upon the results of testing, and no further archaeological work is recommended for these sites. Significant deposits were found at site AZ U:1:11 (ASM), and this site does appear to be eligible for inclusion to the NRHP. Avoidance of selected areas of the site is recommended, or if avoidance is not possible, an archaeological data recovery plan should be implemented to mitigate adverse impacts to the site from the proposed development. Specific recommendations are provided in Chapter 7 of this report.

Cite this Record

The Dove Valley Archaeological Testing Project, Sites AZ U:1:11, AZ U:1:262, and AZ U:1:263 (ASM), Phoenix, Arizona, 143. Douglas R. Mitchell, Michael Stubing. 1997 ( tDAR id: 446180) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8446180

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 800 to 1200 (Later Preclassic)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.989; min lat: 33.774 ; max long: -111.963; max lat: 33.82 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Contributor(s): Richard G. Holloway; James Potter; Susan J. Smith; Mary-Ellen Walsh-Anduze

Principal Investigator(s): Douglas R. Mitchell

Submitted To(s): PK Development, LLC

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
97-143_OCR_PDFA_Redacted.pdf 3.85mb Dec 11, 2020 1:46:35 PM Public
This file is the redacted version of the resource.
97-143_OCR_PDFA.pdf 4.31mb Nov 1, 1997 Jun 7, 2018 10:03:37 AM Confidential
This file is the unredacted version of the resource.

Accessing Restricted Files

At least one of the files for this resource is restricted from public view. For more information regarding access to these files, please reference the contact information below

Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants