Results of Archaeological Testing at Site AZ U:1:164 (ASM), Near Cave Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Andre LaFond; Lisa Folb

Year: 2001


Principal Development Group (PDG) plans to construct a shopping center in the vicinity of Cave Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona. The construction will impact site AZ U:1:164 (ASM), a scatter of prehistoric artifacts. PDG requested that EcoPlan Associates, Inc. (EcoPlan) conduct archaeological testing at site AZ U:1:164 (ASM) to determine the site’s eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). During archaeological testing, EcoPlan identified and recorded a single archaeological feature, a cobble and ash filled pit.

The property development plan proposes to relocate an unnamed east-west trending wash that bisects the Phase 1 and 2 parcels. Since the relocation of this wash will affect jurisdictional waters of the United States, an assessment of the NRHP eligibility of historic properties must be completed in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office.

Site AZ U:1:164 (ASM) is entirely within the Area of Potential Effect (APE) for Phase 2 of the proposed construction. The site was previously evaluated and recommended as potentially eligible for listing in the NRHP under Criterion D, for its potential to provide information important to our understanding of prehistory (Dobschuetz and Garcia 2000; Hansen 1996; Walsh and Hutira 1998). In the event of potential impact, it was recommended that further investigation, including subsurface testing, be completed to provide data for a final determination of eligibility. As a result of these recommendations, PDG contracted EcoPlan to conduct archaeological testing.

The archaeological testing was completed between October 10 and November 7, 2000. Lisa Folb and Daniel Garcia established the surface grid units, mapped the site boundaries, and collected artifacts between October 10 and 12, 2000. Lauralyn Jensen assisted with artifact collection on October 11, 2000. Lisa Folb, Andre LaFond, and Toni Gentilli conducted backhoe trenching on October 23 and 24, 2000. Mr. Garcia and Ms. Gentilli mapped the backhoe trenches and Feature 1 on November 7, 2000. EcoPlan processed and analyzed the collected artifacts between October 24, 2000 and February 19, 2001. The Arizona State Museum (ASM) is the designated repository for all project related materials in accordance with Repository Agreement No. 900. Upon completion of the project all materials will be delivered to ASM for permanent curation.

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Results of Archaeological Testing at Site AZ U:1:164 (ASM), Near Cave Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona, 444. Andre LaFond, Lisa Folb. 2001 ( tDAR id: 448773) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448773

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min long: -111.991; min lat: 33.782 ; max long: -111.958; max lat: 33.813 ;

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Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Contributor(s): Daniel Garcia; Toni Gentilli; Bruce G. Phillips; Joanne Miller

Prepared By(s): EcoPlan Associates, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Principal Development Group

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