Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 9, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona

Summary

Under contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Cultural Resource Management (OCRM), Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University, completed an archaeological survey of the Reach 9 realignment, a detention basin, a waste disposal area, and associated access roads. Reach 9 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from U.S. 60 to the New River on the east.

Following the initial realignment survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at six sites located along Reach 9 to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, mapping, testing, and data recovery.

Following these investigations, OCRM conducted another survey of the siphon extending from the Agua Fria River to the New River. They then conducted investigations at one site located in the expanded project area.

This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work within Reach 9 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct. The investigations identified a pattern of secondary resource zone exploitation in the desert areas between the river valleys. Researchers defined and described a secondary resource zone as an area which did not support a permanent population, but was utilized intermittently, probably on a seasonal basis, in the exploitation of wild plant and animal food resources by people whose primary subsistence was derived from a different zone.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 9, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 393068) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89W0GXR

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1100 to 1450

Calendar Date: 1920 to 1940

Calendar Date: 900 to 1100

Calendar Date: 500 to 700

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.484; min lat: 33.744 ; max long: -112.311; max lat: 33.82 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Purchase Order No.(s): 6-01-20-10840; 7-01-32-05710; 7-01-32-07020

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Documents

  1. Archaeological Investigations at AZ T:4:53 (ASU), A Site Located Along the Reach 9 Completion of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project (1979)
  2. An Archaeological Survey of the Reach 9 Realignment, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona (1977)
  3. A Cultural Resource Survey of the Reach 9 Completion, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project (1979)
  4. Investigations of Archaeological Sites Along Reach 9 Realignment, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona (1977)