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Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 11, 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 undisturbed portions of Reach 11 and its associated recreation areas. Reach 11 was previously surveyed in 1969 (Dittert et al. 1969) and 1972 (Kemrer et al. 1972), and one site (AZ U:5:13) was mitigated prior to construction (Reynolds 1974). The majority of Reach 11 had already been constructed when this project was undertaken in 1978. Reach 11 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 13 miles from Cave Creek Road east to the Taliesin West access road.

Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at four sites along Reach 11 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 11 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 11, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 425612) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80G3N47


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.038; min lat: 33.596 ; max long: -111.836; max lat: 33.69 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Field Director(s): Patricia E. Brown

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

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

Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 16, 24

Source Collections

Collections stored at the Huhugam Heritage Center, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona.

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Documents

  1. Archaeological Investigations Along Reach 11 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project (1979)
  2. A Cultural Resource Survey of Reach 11 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project (1978)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America