Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 1, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona
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 Reach 1 and several adjacent roads that would be added or modified for its construction. Reach 1 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 18 miles from the Buckskin Mountain Tunnel, east to the Bouse Hills Pumping Plant.
Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at two sites and six field loci within Reach 1 to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, additional recording, and excavation.
This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work within Reach 1 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.
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Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 1, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 406977) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BP04R7
min long: -114.156; min lat: 33.724 ; max long: -113.442; max lat: 34.211 ;
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Contact(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Field Director(s): Edward A. Dobbins
Principal Investigator(s): Glen Rice
Project Director(s): Patricia E. Brown
Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, Archaeologist
Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 32, 35
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-32-V0039
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