Cultural Resources Assessment of 117 Archaeological Sites for the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, Central Arizona Project Canal: Project Area Shapefiles


In compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Phoenix Area Office (PXAO) began cultural resource surveys along the Central Arizona Project (CAP) main stem alignment shortly after the CAP was authorized. For the next 25 years, various cultural resource management contractors conducted inventories of the CAP, recording several hundred archaeological sites. From the 1970s to the 1980s, some of these sites were tested and/or excavated as mitigation for the construction of the CAP main stem canal. While many sites were determined eligible or not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (Register), some did not receive eligibility determinations and some were located outside of the construction corridor and not affected by construction activities. The legacy survey data and site records from these various investigations have a number of errors and are sometimes contradictory.

In an effort to better manage cultural resources on Reclamation land, PXAO has developed an archaeological site database for the CAP canal. The database was developed using all the previous main stem survey data; however, the Register eligibility status of the majority of these sites was unknown following completion of the CAP. Additionally, an unknown number of sites were either destroyed by construction or excavation, while others are no longer within Reclamation’s CAP ROW. It is necessary that the database accurately reflects the current Register eligibility status of all archaeological sites within the CAP ROW to ensure that PXAO can effectively manage these sites. To this end, PXAO has been updating its database and conducted consultation with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in 2015, seeking to resolve the eligibility status of sites within the CAP ROW. Following this consultation, the SHPO and PXAO agreed that based on the assessment data provided, further work was required on 117 sites along the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts. For 24 sites determined eligible for the Register, the maps from the original surveys were insufficient. For another 93 sites, the data provided was insufficient to determine whether a site was eligible or ineligible for inclusion in the Register.

During ACS’ efforts to relocate 117 previously recorded sites along the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, eligibility for 10 sites could not be determined and so eligibility testing was conducted at these 10 sites to determine Register eligibility or the extent to which subsurface deposits are likely present with the CAP ROW.

Following this work, additional survey was conducted in selected portions of the CAP corridor to try and relocate 15 sites that could not be found due to destruction or misplotting.

This file is consists of the project area shapefiles.

Cite this Record

Cultural Resources Assessment of 117 Archaeological Sites for the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, Central Arizona Project Canal: Project Area Shapefiles. Brad Dilli, Zachary Rothwell, Matthew Gill, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.. Tempe, AZ: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. ( tDAR id: 440014) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V127NV

Spatial Reference System & Projection: Zone 12 NAD 83

Currentness & Update Notes: The maps are derived from the Fannin-McFarland and Tucson Aqueducts, Central Arizona Project Canal survey and testing work conducted by Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. in 2017.

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Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: 16_145_ProjectArea.shp

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology Search
the_geom Geographic data
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Agency_Num Agency project number
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true


Archaic Early Archaic Euroamerican Historic Historic Native American Hohokam Late Archaic Middle Archaic PaleoIndian

Building Materials Ceramic Chipped Stone Fire Cracked Rock Glass Ground Stone Metal Shell Wood

Site Name
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Site Type
Agricultural or Herding Ancient Structure Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Encampment Hamlet / Village Hearth Petroglyph Pit Quarry Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Road Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Rock Alignment Rock Art Settlements Structure Water Control Feature

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1800 to 1900 (Historic/EuroAmerican)

Calendar Date: -12000 to 1500 (Prehistoric/Native Archaeological Culture)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.143; min lat: 31.747 ; max long: -110.814; max lat: 33.715 ;

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 16-145:CSUR/TEST

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): R16PS00682

GSA Contract No.(s): GS10F0224P

ASM Accession No.(s): 2017-384.ASM; 2012-541.ASM

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