End of Fieldwork Report: Archaeological Data Recovery and Burial Removal for a Proposed Building Footprint and Utilities Along a New Street Alignment; Excavations Related to Monitoring For Other Utilities Installations; and Excavations Related to Unanticipated Discoveries in the Washington Park Development at Pueblo Grande (AZ U:9:7[ASM]), Phoenix, Arizona, 2007-2008

Summary

Three categories of activities are described in this report. A) Construction of a building and associated utilities would result in excavation below the grade to which previous archaeological data recovery and burial removal had occurred. In addition, the proposed construction would include modification to a landscaping easement, sidewalk, and curb along where the new street alignment would form an intersection, where no previous archaeological data recovery or burial removal had occurred. Therefore, a program of archaeological data recovery was implemented for the areas of proposed impact, involving mechanical and hand excavation to achieve archaeological clearance of prehistoric cultural remains and features including burials. B) Archaeological monitoring of ongoing installations of below-ground utilities and landscaping activities under landscaping easements, sidewalks, and streets surrounding the Washington Park parcel were required because no previous excavations had been carried out in those locations. In some cases, prehistoric features were encountered during these installations requiring archaeological documentation or excavation for burial removal. C) Unanticipated discoveries of human burials occurred during testing for toxic contaminants and removal of contaminated fill, especially in the central and south-central parts of the Washington Park parcel, in preparation for later construction. These burials were individually excavated for ultimate repatriation and reburial when they were encountered.

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End of Fieldwork Report: Archaeological Data Recovery and Burial Removal for a Proposed Building Footprint and Utilities Along a New Street Alignment; Excavations Related to Monitoring For Other Utilities Installations; and Excavations Related to Unanticipated Discoveries in the Washington Park Development at Pueblo Grande (AZ U:9:7[ASM]), Phoenix, Arizona, 2007-2008. Banks L. Leonard, Brian E. Yunker, Rebecca J. Hill. 2008 ( tDAR id: 446746) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8446746

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.996; min lat: 33.435 ; max long: -111.977; max lat: 33.455 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Prepared By(s): Soil Systems Inc.

Submitted To(s): AIG Sun American Inc.

Record Identifiers

SSI Project No.(s): 97-36; 97-24

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