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Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 5B, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona

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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 Reach 5B. Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from the Buckeye-Salome Road east to the Burnt Mountain Study Area.

Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at four sites located along Reach 5B to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, testing, and excavation.

This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work within Reach 5B 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 5B, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 407036) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z89FCS


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.203; min lat: 33.528 ; max long: -113.079; max lat: 33.598 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Field Director(s): Connie Stone

Principal Investigator(s): Glen Rice

Project Director(s): Patricia E. Brown

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Office of Cultural Resource Management, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office


Record Identifiers

Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 20, 27

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-32-V0039

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Documents

  1. Archaeological Investigations Along Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project (1979)
  2. A Cultural Resource Survey of Reach 5B of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project (1979)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America