Settling the Salt River Floodplain: Perspectives from the Community Noise Reduction Program, Phoenix, Arizona

Editor(s): T. Kathleen Henderson

Year: 2016


Archaeological and historical studies were undertaken by Desert Archaeology, Inc., selected and procured via a professional services procurement process approved by the FAA, to address legal compliance of the City of Phoenix Community Noise Reduction Program (CNRP) with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The purpose of the CNRP is to offer noise mitigation services to residential neighborhoods most severely impacted by noise from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The archaeological work, with accompanying archival research, involved monitoring, testing, and data recovery efforts variously conducted at 220 residential parcels within neighborhoods located north and west of Sky Harbor Airport. All parcels had been purchased by the City of Phoenix through the CNRP Voluntary Acquisition and Relocation Services (VARS) program and faced demolition and removal of all above-and below-ground structures, including utilities, within each parcel. These demolitions had the potential to adversely affect archaeological resources at investigated parcels. All archaeological work for the CNRP-VARS program was conducted in compliance with the Arizona Antiquities Act of 1960.

The neighborhoods, with assigned site numbers, include: North Neighborhood, AZ T:12:258 (ASM); Eastlake Park Neighborhood, AZ T:12:259 (ASM); El Campito Barrio, AZ T:12:260 (ASM); Cuatro Milpas Barrio, AZ T:12:261 (ASM); Ann Ott Barrio, AZ T:12:262 (ASM); Green Valley Barrio, AZ T:12:263 (ASM); and Rio Salado San Juan Bautista Barrio, AZ T:12:264 (ASM). The names were established as each neighborhood was annexed by the City, and mirror names used historically by the residents of the neighborhood. The term barrio, the Spanish word for neighborhood, reflects those neighborhoods populated primarily by residents of Hispanic descent at the time of city annexation. Site numbers were assigned per ASM protocols for archaeological investigations.

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Settling the Salt River Floodplain: Perspectives from the Community Noise Reduction Program, Phoenix, Arizona, 18. T. Kathleen Henderson. 2016 ( tDAR id: 448363) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448363

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.066; min lat: 33.418 ; max long: -111.966; max lat: 33.464 ;

Record Identifiers

Desert Archaeology Project No.(s): 06-134

PGM(s): 2003-29

Arizona Antiquities Act Project Specific Permit No. (s): 2007-108ps

City of Phoenix Project No.(s): AV01000192

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