The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Class III Cultural Resources Survey, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Deni J. Seymour

Year: 1991


Between March 11 and 21, 1991, SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants conducted a cultural resources survey of approximately 2,300 acres of Pima -Maricopa Indian Community Lands in Maricopa County, Arizona. The survey was conducted in order to locate and describe cultural remains within the project area that might be adversely affected by proposed development of the area in conjunction with the Central Arizona Project, Water Distribution Facilities.

A total of 20 sites (AZ U:5:41 through AZ U:5:60 [ASM]) and 25 Isolated Occurrences was recorded. All sites but three are prehistoric Hohokam sites; one of the exceptions (AZ U:5:55 [ASM]) may be an Archaic site. The cultural and temporal affiliation of the other two sites (AZ U:5:44 [ASM] and AZ U:5:59 [ASM]) is unknown, but they are similar to other Hohokam sites in the project area. Three classes of sites have been distinguished including limited activity sites, multiple activity sites (field houses), and small habitation sites (farmsteads). Eighteen of the twenty sites (excluding AZ U:5:41 [ASM] and AZ U:5:52 [ASM]) are potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion D for their potential to yield information important for understanding the past. It is recommended that these sites be avoided. If avoidance is not possible, it is recommended that a testing program be initiated to ascertain which sites have subsurface deposits, to examine the nature and extent of these deposits, and to evaluate their eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.

Cite this Record

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Class III Cultural Resources Survey, Maricopa County, Arizona, 27. Deni J. Seymour. SWCA Archaeological Report ,91. Tucson, AZ: SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants. 1991 ( tDAR id: 77222) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88W3G5B


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 700 to 1400 (Date range of the majority of described sites within the project area.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.874; min lat: 33.526 ; max long: -111.787; max lat: 33.562 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Contributor(s): D. Seymour; D. Doak

Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Bureau of Reclamation

Record Identifiers

BOR Delivery Order No.(s): 1-PD-32-00600-001

BOR Contract No.(s): 9-CS-32-00600

NADB Citation ID No.(s): 000000167963

NADB Document ID No.(s): 2203861


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

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