Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along Reach 12, 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 12 and associated access roads. Reach 12 of the Granite Reef Aqueduct extends about 11 miles from Taliesin West Architectural School east to Schlechts Butte.
Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at two sites located along Reach 12 to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, mapping, and recording petroglyphs.
This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work within Reach 12 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 12, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 425618) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8HD7XKG
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min long: -111.851; min lat: 33.508 ; max long: -111.678; max lat: 33.609 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Field Director(s): Connie Stone
Principal Investigator(s): Glen Rice
Project Director(s): Patricia E. Brown
Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Repository(s): Huhugam Heritage Center
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 23, 33
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-32-V0039
Collections are held at the Huhugam Heritage Center, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona.
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