Archaeological Test Excavations at Two Sites In the Vicinity of the Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Author(s): SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants
During the summer of 1988, archaeologists from Archaeological Consulting Services of Tempe, Arizona, conducted an archaeological survey of 220 acres in the vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park located northwest of Phoenix. This survey was conducted in order to provide inventory and assessment of the cultural resources that might be affected by the proposed exchange of this parcel to the Maricopa County Water Conservation District by the Bureau of Reclamation. This survey resulted in the identification of four prehistoric sites and 272 isolated occurrences. Two of these sites were determined to have the potential to possess significant archaeological research information and, as such, may have been eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. As a result of this initial survey, it was recommended that a testing program be conducted to determine eligibility.
At the request of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), SWCA conducted an archaeological testing program at these sites from September 22-26, 1989. The purpose of this testing program was to determine the presence or absence of significant subsurface deposits as they relate to National Register criteria. This report documents the nature and results of the archaeological testing conducted at these two sites.
Neither of the sites (AZ T:4:67 [ASM] and AZ T:4:70 [ASM]) were found to contain significant subsurface deposits and, as such, are not eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. It is suggested that this archaeological testing program reported on herein has exhausted the information potential of these sites. SWCA recommends that archaeological clearance be granted for the Maricopa County Water Conservation District land exchange.
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Cite this Record
Archaeological Test Excavations at Two Sites In the Vicinity of the Lake Pleasant Regional Park. SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants. Tucson, AZ: SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants. 1990 ( tDAR id: 54125) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8VT1TZS
Andesite • Antelope Bone • Basalt • Bone • Buffware • Building Materials • Ceramic • Chalcedony • Chert • Chipped Stone • Deer Bone • Diorite • Gabbro • Gila Plainware • Gila Plainware, Gila Variety • Gila Plainware, Salt Variety • Glass • Gneiss • Ground Stone • Igneous Rock • Limestone • Mica • Micaceous Schist • Milk Quartz • Mineral • Obsidian • Phylite • Plainware • Porphyritic Andesite • Quartz • Quartzite • Red-on-Buffware • Redware • Rhyolite • Rhyolitic Rock • Sacaton Red-on-Buffware • Sand • Schist • Silicified Limestone • Soil • Vesicular Andesite • Vesicular Basalt • Wingfield Redware
Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Basalt Cobble Concentration • Basalt Linear Rock Alignment • Cobble Concentration • Cobble Linear Rock Alignment • Food Processing Area • Habitation Site • Limestone Cobble Concentration • Linear Rock Alignment • Lithic Scatter • Mound / Earthwork • Plant Food Processing Area • Rock Alignment • Sherd Scatter • Soil Berm
Site Evaluation / Testing
Andesite Core • Andesite Projectile Point • Basalt Hammerstone • Basalt Mano • Bone (Animal) • Bowl • Central Arizona Project • Ceramic Bowl • Ceramic Jar • Chipped Stone Debitage • Chopping Tool • Core • Core-Hammerstone • Debitage • Diorite Core • Flake • Gabbro Chopping Tool • Gabbro Core • Gabbro Hammerstone • Gneiss Handstone • Hammerstone • Handstone • Igneous Rock Handstone • Igneous Rock Mano • Jar • Knife • Limestone Core • Long Bone (Antelope or Deer) • Mano • Porphyritic Andesite Core • Porphyritic Andesite Projectile Point • Projectile Point • Quartzite Hammerstone • Rhyolite Knife • Rhyolite Metate • Rhyolitic Rock Core • Silicified Limestone Core • Tabular Knife • Worked Bone
04999 (Fips Code) • Arizona (State / Territory) • Heiroglyphic Mountains • Lake Pleasant • Lake Pleasant Regional Park • Maricopa (County) • Maricopa County Water Conservation District • Phoenix, AZ • Sonoran Desert
min long: -112.264; min lat: 33.828 ; max long: -112.228; max lat: 33.868 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Contributor(s): Arthur W. Vokes
Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants
Submitted To(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Projects Office
NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000168060
NADB Document ID No.(s): 2203958
Delivery Order No.(s): 9-PD-32-00600-004
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 9-CS-32-00600
General Note: The copy of this document used to create the NADB citation is location at the Bureau of Reclamation, Box 25007, Denver CO 80255.
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