Archaeological Monitoring and Data Recovery for the South of Osborn Road Sidewalk Project, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Leslie D. Aragon; Connie A. Darby

Year: 2011


Desert Archaeology, Inc., under contract to the City of Phoenix (City) Street Transportation Department (STD), has completed archaeological monitoring and data recovery for construction activities, south of Osborn Road in Phoenix, Arizona. The work at this locale was part of a project conducted by the City STD to install a new sidewalk, curb, and gutter along parcel APN 119-26 001-A, where there had previously been none. The City Archaeology Office recommended archaeological monitoring for this project, because it occurs within the boundary of the Grand Canal Ruins, a large Hohokam habitation site that included a platform mound, adobe surface rooms and compounds, pithouses, human burials, and associated artifacts. The site has been determined to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The objective of the archaeological work was to document any cultural resources associated with the Grand Canal Ruins that might be uncovered by the project excavations. The archaeological work was authorized under Arizona Antiquities Act Project Specific Permit No. 2010-074ps and conducted in accordance with the Monitoring and Discovery Plan for the City o f Phoenix (Montero and Stubing 2004). This City project had no other city, state, or federal nexus.

Archaeological monitoring was conducted between 28 July and 9 August 2010, by Connie A. Darby of Desert Archaeology. During monitoring, a single prehistoric pithouse with associated artifacts was encountered during grading activities. Following the guidelines of the Monitoring and Discovery Plan for the City of Phoenix (Montero and Stubing 2004), City Archaeologist, Dr. Todd Bostwick was contacted at the time of the discovery. Dr. Bostwick requested that limited data recovery be undertaken to expose, sample, and document the pithouse. The data recovery effort was conducted on 29-30 July 2010, by Desert Archaeology staff. Subsequently, the project was allowed to proceed as planned. In this report, background information about the project area, descriptions of the field methods, and results of the monitoring and data recovery effort are presented. Finally, recommendations for future work in the project area locale are made.

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Archaeological Monitoring and Data Recovery for the South of Osborn Road Sidewalk Project, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 04. Leslie D. Aragon, Connie A. Darby. 2011 ( tDAR id: 448337) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448337

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min long: -112.056; min lat: 33.466 ; max long: -112.021; max lat: 33.502 ;

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Contact(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Contributor(s): Jenny L. Adams; Stacy L. Ryan; T. Kathleen Henderson

Prepared By(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.; City of Phoenix

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Desert Archaeology Project No.(s): 09-110C

COP Project No.(s): ST87110119

Technical Report No. (s): 2010-04

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