Preliminary Report of Data Recovery on Portions of Site AZ U:9:67 (ASM), La Lomita, and Five Canal Segments, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): J. Scott Courtright

Year: 2001


This preliminary report of archaeological data recovery for the City of Phoenix Sewer Relief Project has been prepared to summarize the results of data recovery efforts. Mechanical trenching and stripping on ASLD revealed 24 features: 3 pithouses, 3 pithouse remnants, 3 cremations, 1 partial secondary inhumation, 1 homo, 1 thermal pit, 4 non-thermal pits, 2 middens, and portions of an isolated vessel. In addition, four previously documented prehistoric canals and a newly identified settling basin were identified. Mechanical trenching, on City of Phoenix public right-of-way, identified a single canal.

One archaeological site, AZ U 9:67 (ASM), La Lomita, and nine prehistoric canal alignments were identified through background and archival research. La Lomita is a large sedentary village that was occupied during the late Santa Cruz and Sacaton periods. Previous archaeological investigations at the site have documented 44 pithouses, 23 burials, 13 prehistoric canal segments, and numerous pits (Mitchell, D. R. 1990; Mitchell, D. R. and T. N. Motsinger 1997). Based on the results of previous archaeological testing and data recovery projects at the site, La Lomita is considered to be National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligible.

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Preliminary Report of Data Recovery on Portions of Site AZ U:9:67 (ASM), La Lomita, and Five Canal Segments, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 5242. J. Scott Courtright. 2001 ( tDAR id: 448775) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448775

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.019; min lat: 33.443 ; max long: -111.994; max lat: 33.463 ;

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Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Contributor(s): Gregory B. Brown

Repository(s): Arizona State Museum

Prepared By(s): Logan Simpson Design Inc.

Submitted To(s): City of Phoenix Water Services Department; Arizona State Land Department

Record Identifiers

Pueblo Grande Museum Project Number(s): 2001-17

City of Phoenix Project Number(s): WS90500075

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