Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV Transmission Lines, 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 the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV transmission lines. The Bouse Hills-Harcuvar Transmission Line stretches 23.3 miles from the Harcuvar Substation to the Bouse Hills Pumping Plant. The Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Transmission Line stretches 41.7 miles from the Harcuvar Substation to the Little Harquahala Pumping Plant. In total OCRM surveyed 65 miles of transmission line.
Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at one site and three field loci located along the Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Transmission Line to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, recording, and excavation.
This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work along the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV transmission lines 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.
Cite this Record
Archaeological Survey and Investigations Along the Bouse Hills-Harcuvar-Little Harquahala 115 kV Transmission Lines, Granite Reef Aqueduct, Central Arizona Project, La Paz County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 436238) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R49SZG
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Bouse Hills • Bouse Hills Transmission Line • Granite Reef Aqueduct • Granite Wash Mountains • Harcuvar-Little Harquahala Pumping Plant Transmission Line • Harcuvar Mountains • Little Harquahala Mountains
min long: -114.145; min lat: 33.567 ; max long: -113.59; max lat: 34.023 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Field Director(s): Ed Dobbins
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): 25, 31
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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