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Archaeological Survey and Investigations of the Havasu Pumping Plant Borrow Area, Mohave 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 the Havasu Pumping Plant borrow area of the Granite Reef Aqueduct. The Havasu Pumping Plant borrow area is about 3 miles east of the pumping plant site. The Havasu Pumping Plant lifts water from the Bill Williams arm of Lake Havasu to the Buckskin Mountains Tunnel.

Following the survey, OCRM archaeologists conducted archaeological investigations at one site located in the Havasu Pumping Plant borrow area to mitigate the adverse effects of disturbance in the project area. Archaeological investigations consisted of surface collection, mapping, and excavation.

This project presents the survey and mitigation reports that describe the results of archaeological work at the Havasu Pumping Plant borrow area 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 of the Havasu Pumping Plant Borrow Area, Mohave County, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 436352) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8639RX0


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -114.067; min lat: 34.247 ; max long: -114.012; max lat: 34.287 ;

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 Eyring Brown

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

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

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


Record Identifiers

Granite Reef Aqueduct Task No.(s): 3, 9

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

Source Collections

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

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Documents

  1. Archaeological Investigations of Cultural Resources Located in the Havasu Pumping Plant Borrow Area, Central Arizona Project (1978)
  2. Cultural Resources Survey Results from the Proposed Havasu Pumping Plant Borrow Area, 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