A Cultural Resources Survey of the Barnes Property Near Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Pima County, Arizona
The Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (Reclamation) partnered with the Fort McDowell Indian Community (FMIC) on the FMIC Irrigated Farmland Development Project to develop new agricultural fields in accordance with the stipulations set forth in the Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act (Public Law 101-628). As part of the environmental mitigation for the loss of animal habitat near the Verde River, Reclamation acquired approximately 163 acres of land in Pima County, east of Tucson, Arizona, bounded by the Coronado National Forest (CNF) on the east and by Colossal Cave Mountain Park on the west and south. Reclamation then transferred management of the parcel to Pima County as an addition to the County’s Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Reclamation requested that Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd., conduct a cultural resources survey of the parcel prior upon acquisition. The parcel was systematically examined via parallel pedestrian transects spaced not more than 20 m apart. The ground was closely examined for isolated artifacts, artifact scatters, trash dumps, rock alignments, ash, stained soil, or other indications of cultural activity. In addition, the historic buildings associated with the Barnes Property were photographed, and assessed for integrity and eligibility. Arizona State Historic Property Inventory forms were completed for each of the site’s architectural components.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- USDI Bureau of Reclamation, PXAO, Fort McDowell Indian Reservation •
- USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office (PXAO)
Cite this Record
A Cultural Resources Survey of the Barnes Property Near Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Pima County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 394247) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81V5GDS
min long: -110.634; min lat: 32.053 ; max long: -110.603; max lat: 32.088 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Contributor(s): Gerald A. Doyle
Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Cultural Resource Report No.(s): 132
Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): 02D0322810; 02A4320110
ACS Project No.(s): 02-378