Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona


In the summers of 1979 and 1980, Arizona State University (ASU) conducted a cultural resources survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park (LPRP) (Rice and Bostwick 1986). The completion of New Waddell Dam in 1993, increasing recreational development, and new park boundaries spurred the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to survey the park. Reclamation performed the new survey on their land to fulfill their Section 110 requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act. Upon completion of the fieldwork in July 1995, Reclamation archaeologists, under the supervision of Carol Telles, had identified 65 new sites, 19 isolated petroglyphs, and 308 isolated artifacts. A recent records search by ACS also revealed 87 previously recorded sites. Only two had been field-checked by the Reclamation crew. In addition to the survey and literature review, Reclamation undertook a separate rock art study that detailed each petroglyph panel and element identified during the survey.

Once the fieldwork was finished, report preparation began, but personnel changes made it difficult to complete in-house. Therefore, Reclamation requested that Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS), revise and complete the draft under ACS’s on-call contract for cultural resources Class III survey and testing (Contract No. 1425-97-CS-32-028105).ACS performed the work based on existing documentation that Reclamation crews collected during their fieldwork and the cooperative recollections of Carol Telles and Dave Gifford. No field checking was involved. In total, this research identified 183 historic and prehistoric sites (104 previously known/79 newly identified) and 306 isolated artifacts.

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Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 391227) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MC91FG


Archaic Euroamerican Historic Historic Native American Hohokam Yavapai

Building Materials Ceramic Chipped Stone Fauna Fire Cracked Rock Glass Ground Stone Human Remains Macrobotanical Metal Shell Textile Wood

Site Name
59(SIU) Avis Homestead AZ T:3:1(ASM) AZ T:3:10(ARS) AZ T:3:100(ASM) AZ T:3:101(ASM) AZ T:3:102(ASM) AZ T:3:103(ASM) AZ T:3:104(ASM) AZ T:3:105(ASM) AZ T:3:106(ASM) AZ T:3:107(ASM) AZ T:3:108(ASM) AZ T:3:109(ASM) AZ T:3:11(ARS) AZ T:3:110(ASM) AZ T:3:111(ASM) AZ T:3:112(ASM) AZ T:3:113(ASM) AZ T:3:114(ASM) AZ T:3:115(ASM) AZ T:3:116(ASM) AZ T:3:117(ASM) AZ T:3:12(ARS) AZ T:3:1a(ARS) Show More

Site Type
Agricultural or Herding Artifact Scatter Cairn Hamlet / Village House Isolated Artifact Isolated Feature Kiln Mine Petroglyph Pit House / Earth Lodge Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Rock Alignment Rock Shelter Room Block / Compound / Pueblo Trash Midden

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.335; min lat: 33.826 ; max long: -112.187; max lat: 33.99 ;

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 99-363

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 1425-97-CS-32-028105

Central Arizona Project, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Delivery Order No.(s): 99B5322810

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  1. Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona (2002)