The Archaeological Test Excavations of Five Sites in the Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Author(s): R. Thomas Euler
During the summer of 1988, archaeologists from Archaeological Consulting Services of Tempe, Arizona, conducted an archaeological survey of seven miles of 250-foot wide road right-of-way in 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 construction of additional internal roads within the park boundary. This survey resulted in the identification of nine prehistoric sites and 29 prehistoric isolated occurrences. Five of these sites were determined to have the potential to possess significant archaeological research information and, as such, may have been eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Because the sites under consideration here cannot be avoided during planned construction activities and would thus be adversely affected, it was recommended that a testing program be conducted to determine eligibility.
At the request of the Bureau of Reclamation, SWCA conducted an archaeological testing program at these sites from September 18-26, 1989. The purpose of this testing program was to determine the presence or absence of significant subsurface deposits as they relate to the National Register criteria. This report documents the nature and results of the archaeological testing conducted at these five sites.
Sites AZ T:3:61 (ASM), AZ T:3:62 (ASM), and AZ T:3:64 (ASM) were found to contain no significant subsurface deposits. Sites AZ T:3:60 (ASM) and AZ T:3:65 (ASM) were found to contain limited subsurface deposits consistent with those found at sites possessing similar surface manifestations from previous studies. These sites are not eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. SWCA recommends that archaeological clearance be granted for the Lake Pleasant Regional Park internal roads project.
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Cite this Record
The Archaeological Test Excavations of Five Sites in the Lake Pleasant Regional Park. R. Thomas Euler. Tucson, AZ: SWCA Inc., Environmental Consultants. 1989 ( tDAR id: 56272) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8WS8W4F
Andesite • Basalt • Buffware • Ceramic • Chalcedony • Chert • Chipped Stone • Dating Sample • Diorite • Fire Cracked Rock • Gila Plainware • Gila Plainware, Gila Variety • Gila Plainware, Salt Variety • Granitic Rock • Ground Stone • Igneous Rock • Jasper • Macrobotanical • Macrobotanical Sample • Mica • Micaceous Schist • Milk Quartz • Mineral • Phyllite • Pitchstone • Plainware • Pollen • Pollen Sample • Quartz • Quartzite • Radiocarbon Dating Sample • Rhyolite • Rhyolitic Rock • Sand • Schist • Vesicular Andesite • Vesicular Basalt • Wingfield Plainware
Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Ashy Soil Deport • Food Processing Site • Groundstone Manufacturing Site • Groundstone Quarry • Lithic Procurement Site • Lithic Scatter • Pit • Plant Food Processing Site • Pot Break • Quarry • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Roasting Pit • Roasting pit / oven / horno • Rock Feature • Rock Wall • Sherd Scatter • Wall
Site Evaluation / Testing
Andesite Core • Biface • Central Arizona Project • Ceramic Vessel • Chipped Stone Debitage • Cobble Hammerstone • Core • Core-Hammerstone • Debitage • Flake • Hammerstone • Handstone • Mano • Metate • Rhyolite Biface • Rhyolite Flake • Rhyolite Scraper • Rhyolitic Core • Scraper • Vessel
04999 (Fips Code) • Agua Fria River • Arizona (State / Territory) • Heiroglyphic Mountains • Lake Pleasant • Lake Pleasant Regional Park • Maricopa (County) • New River • Phoenix, AZ • Sonoran Desert • Yavapai (County)
min long: -112.335; min lat: 33.828 ; max long: -112.207; max lat: 33.976 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Contributor(s): Arthur W. Vokes
Sponsor(s): Bureau of Reclamation
Prepared By(s): SWCA Inc., Environmental Consultants
Submitted To(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Projects Office
NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000166890
NADB Document ID No.(s): 2202786
Delivery Order No.(s): 9-PD-32-00600-003
Contract No.(s): 9-CS-32-00600
General Note: The copy of this document from which the NADB citation was created is located at the Bureau of Reclamation, Box 25007, Denver CO 80255.
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