Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 7, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa 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 7, the Hassayampa, Jackrabbit, and Centennial Wash Siphons, and two borrow areas. Reach 7 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from the Hassayampa-Wickenburg Road west to the Hassayampa River.
Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at four sites located along Reach 7 to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, mapping, and testing.
This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work within Reach 7 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 7, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 407079) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8X92D8N
min long: -112.851; min lat: 33.584 ; max long: -112.773; max lat: 33.61 ;
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Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Field Director(s): Don E. Simonis
Principal Investigator(s): Glen Rice
Project Director(s): Patricia E. Brown
Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 4, 10
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No. (s): 8-07-32-V0039
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