An Archeological Survey of the Gila River Farms Expansion, Pinal County, Arizona


An archaeological clearance survey of the proposed Gila River Farms Expansion area was undertaken by Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS). This survey was performed in accordance with the provisions and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act in order to locate, identify, and assess cultural resources that might be adversely impacted when the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) begins to utilize this land for agriculture. A total of four sites, four artifact scatters, and 79 isolated finds were recorded during the survey. This report describes these cultural resources and assesses the potential effects resulting from their loss if development of this land were to occur.

Cite this Record

An Archeological Survey of the Gila River Farms Expansion, Pinal County, Arizona. Mary Sullivan, Monique Sawyer-Lang, Richard W. Effland, Jr., Margerie Green. Tempe, AZ: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. 1987 ( tDAR id: 53338) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82B90W7


Anglo-American Euroamerican Historic Historic Native American Hohokam Japanese American Mexican Papago Pima

Amber Glass Asphalt Buffware Building Materials Casa Grande Red-on-Buffware Cement Ceramic Chert Chipped Stone Concrete Enamelware Flint Glass Gila Plainware Gila Plainware, Gila Variety Gila Plainware, Salt Variety Glass Granite Green Porcelain Ground Stone Igneous Rock Metal Mineral Muscovite Papago Redware Plainware Show More

Site Name
AZ U:13:3 (ACS) AZ U:13:4 (ACS) Butte Camp Camp Rivers Sewer Farm

Site Type
Agricultural Field or Field Feature Agricultural or Herding Amphitheatre Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Barn Building Pad Cement Septic Tank Commercial or Industrial Structures Communal / Public Structure Concrete Building Pad Dairy Farm Feed Warehouse Field Gathering Station Historic Communal / Public Structure Historic Structure Internment Camp Isolated Artifact Isolated Feature Midden Military Structure Milking Barn Milk Room Show More

Investigation Types
Site Evaluation / Testing

3 / 4 Grooved Axe Abkemeier Dairy Absorbine Junior Absorbine Junior Bottle ACS Ampoule Armstrong Cork Co. Asphalt Cross Aspirin Bottle Axe AZ Tax Coin Barrel Hoop Basin Bayer Bayer Cap Bedpan Beer Can Blue Bottle Bottle Bowl Brockway Company Can Cap Castor Ceramic Bowl Show More

Geographic Keywords
04021 (Fips Code) Arizona (State / Territory) Arizona Uplands Gila River Middle Gila River Valley Pinal (County) Sewer Field Sonoran Desert

Temporal Keywords
1940s 20th Century Historic Prehistoric Protohistoric World War II

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.996; min lat: 33.029 ; max long: -111.789; max lat: 33.118 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Contributor(s): Mark Mitteis; Jane Pike; Rodney Jackson; Norman Manuel

Landowner(s): Gila River Indian Community

Sponsor(s): Bureau of Reclamation

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.

Record Identifiers

NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000168050

GRIC Archaeological License No.(s): GR-03-87

NADB Document ID No.(s): 2203948

Bureau of Indian Affairs Permit No.(s): ACS/GR/PA0/001a


General Note: The copy from which the NADB record was made is located at the Bureau of Reclamation, Box 25007, Denver CO 80255.

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Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office