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Trails, Rock Features, and Homesteading in the Gila Bend Area: A Report on the State Route 85, Gila Bend to Buckeye Archaeological Project

Adam Brin
The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to widen State Route 85 to a four-lane freeway in the area between Buckeye and Gila Bend. This report presents the results of archaeological data recovery investigations conducted along State Route (SR) 85 for the Arizona Department of Transportation (Contract No. 02-59) by a research team assembled by the Office of Cultural Resource Management, Department of Anthropology at Arizona State University. The Area of Potential Effect (APE) was located...

Ceremony and Symbolism at Los Guanacos: Excavations at the Salt River Project Kyrene Generating Station

This report presents the results of the data recovery phase at the Hohokam village site of Guanacos (AZ U:9:116 [ASM]), as part of the proposed expansion of the existing Kyrene Generating Station in Tempe, Arizona, by the Salt River Project (SRP). Prior to construction of the generating station, SRP implemented an archaeological data recovery project within the proposed project area and contracted with SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants (SWCA) to conduct the investigations. The project was...

Tonto Creek Archaeological Project - Artifact and Environmental Analyses, Volume 2: Stone Tool and Subsistence Studies

The Tonto Creek Archaeological Project (TCAP), funded by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., in advance of the 1994-1996 realignment of Arizona State Route 188 in the Tonto Basin of east-central Arizona. From 1992 to 1996, portions of 27 archaeological sites were investigated. Site components ranged in date from the Middle Archaic period to the Late Historic era. Most dated to the Colonial, Sedentary, and early Classic periods, circa...

Archaeological Investigations, Salt River Project, Silverking-Kyrene, East End, Transmission Line, Tonto National Forest, Pinal County, Arizona: Preliminary Report for Archaeological Investigations at NA15,718, Tonto National Forest, Pinal County, Arizona

Ronald K. Yablon
The Museum of Northern Arizona conducted archaeological investigations at site NA 15, 718. The site is located in the Tonto National Forest, northwest of Superior, Arizona. Investigations revealed a moderately dense sherd and lithic scatter. There are 11 cobble features, 6 of which are check dams, 4 are habitation units and the remaining feature has an unknown function. The remains represent a Salado occupation probably dating to the late prehistoric period (A.D. 1150 to 1450)....

Excavations on Black Mesa, 1981: A Descriptive Report

Adam Brin
This volume, the eighth of the Black Mesa descriptive excavation reports, presents the results of archaeological field work performed during the 1981 field season. The work was sponsored by Peabody Coal Company, Arizona Division, and took place in the Peabody Coal Company Black Mesa leasehold on northern Black Mesa, Arizona. The volume is organized to provide information in four general categories: legal compliance, synthesis of research, description of field work, and presentation of data. The...

Archaeological Clearance Investigations: Coronado Generating Station Coal Exploration Project, Salt River Project, State and Private Lands, Apache County, Arizona: Final Report for Drill Site Location and Access Route Clearance Surveys in the North Zuni and South Zuni Coal Area

Roy D. Hunt
At the request of the Salt River Project, the Museum of Northern Arizona has inspected a series of coal exploration drill site locations on state and private lands in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. A total of three archaeological sites was recorded during the course of the investigations. No archaeological materials are present on staked locations and access routes, although one drill site location and one access route were moved to avoid archaeological sites....

Historic Documentation of Lateral 19 of the Grand Canal, Located Along 67th Avenue Between Lower Buckeye Road and Broadway Road, Maricopa County, Arizona

Judith Breen
Tolleson Union High School District plans to construct a high school on the west side of 67th Avenue between Lower Buckeye Road and Broadway Road. As part of the construction project, the road will be widened in front of the new school, which will necessitate that a segment of a historic open lateral be piped underground. ADM Group Inc., the project architects, requested that Logan Simpson Design Inc. prepare a report documenting the history of...

Phase I Data Recovery Results for a Portion of the Southwest Germann Site, AZ U:10:2 (ASM): The SRP Rohrig Substation, Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona

& Rebecca J. Hill
The following report summarizes the results of Phase I data recovery within a portion of AZ U:10:2 (ASM), the Southwest Germann Site, a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-eligible prehistoric site situated near the intersection of Sossaman and Rittenhouse Roads in the town of Queen Creek, Arizona (Figure 1). The Salt River Project (SRP) plans to construct a substation within a rectangular-shaped, 310- by 360-foot area in the SW1/4, SW1/4, SW1/4, NW1/4 of Section 8,...

A Letter Report on Archaeological Testing on the Prologis Property at Pueblo del Alamo, Site AZ T:12:52 (ASM), Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

John W. Hohmann, Margaret Davis &
The Cultural Resource Division of the Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Berger) was retained by ProLogis to conduct archaeological testing on private land for the subsequent sale and future development of 160 acres of farmland located at Lower Buckeye Road and 55th Avenue in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. This letter report details the results of the archaeological testing conducted on this property. Report revised September 4, 2009 and final report submitted September 30, 2009

Black Mesa: Archaeological Investigations on Black Mesa, the 1969-1970 Seasons

George J. Gumerman, Deborah Westfall & Carol S. Weed
Black Mesa is large elevated land mass which comprises a part of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations in the northeast corner of Arizona. This report is the second volume in a series devoted to the archaeology of the region by the Prescott College Archaeological Field School. It is mainly a descriptive account of the survey of 193 Anasazi, Navajo, and Anglo sites and the excavation of nine of the Kayenta Anasazi villages.

EMVPP 1998 Survey Supplemental Documents

Sarah Oas
Supplemental documents for the El Morro Valley Prehistory Project (EMVPP) 1998 survey. PDF includes photograph log, specimen log, lithic tabulation forms, and ceramic tabulation forms

An Archaeological Evaluation of a Small Parcel of Land Near Granite Reef Dam, Maricopa County, Arizona

Lyle M. Stone
On August 27, 1982, Lyle M. Stone and James E. Ayres of Archaeological Research Services, Inc. (ARS) performed an archaeological survey of an approximately 128 acre parcel of land on the south side of the Salt River near Granite Reef Dam. The study area consists of U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-administered land which has been withdrawn for U. S. Bureau of Reclamation purposes for use by the Salt River Project....

Archaeological Testing for the McDowell Road and Gilbert Road Intersection Improvement Project, Mesa, Arizona

Sharon K. Bauer, , Melissa Keane, Jerry B. Howard & Kristopher S. Shepard
To accommodate increased traffic, MCDOT (Maricopa County Department of Transportation) is proposing to upgrade the intersection of McDowell and Gilbert roads by constructing turning lanes and installing traffic lights. The project requires widening each road as it approaches the intersection. In addition, temporary construction easements beyond the expanded rights-of-way will be needed in some areas for relocating fences, utilities, and irrigation and drainage ditches. MCDOT retained Dames & Moore to assist in complying with the...

Archaeological Investigations, Salt River Project, Coronado-Dinosaur Transmission Line, North End Cholla Take-Off to Forest Service Boundary Segment, Private, State, and Federal Lands, Navajo County, Arizona: Final Report for Phase II Archaeological Survey of the Proposed Coronado-Dinosaur Transmission Line, North End Cholla Take-off to Forest Service Boundary Segment (Station 2636 + 35 to 3988 +00)

Donald R. Keller
The Salt River Project Coronado-Dinosaur Transmission line, North End, Cholla Take-off to Forest Service Boundary segment was surveyed for cultural resources by the Museum of Northern Arizona between December 7 - 11, 1976. Twelve archaeological sites were recorded, two historic and ten prehistoric. All sites are recommended for some form of impact mitigation attention, ranging from avoidance for six sites to complete collection/excavation for at least one site. Field procedures, environmental description, survey results, and...

A Cultural Resources Survey of Hayden Road Between McKellips Road and the Red Mountain Freeway, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona

Jeffrey D. Owens
On 12 May and 14 July 1995 personnel from Soil Systems, Inc. (SSI), conducted a cultural resources survey of Hayden Road between McKellips Road and the Red Mountain Freeway in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. Approximately 23 ac were surveyed for the presence of cultural resources. The project area is approximately 1.0 mi long, and a corridor 29 m (95 ft) wide was surveyed on either side of the pavement of Hayden Road. The Maricopa County...

A Class III Cultural Resources Survey of Approximately 64 Acres for a Proposed Salt River Project Well and Pipeline, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) requested that Logan Simpson Design Inc. (LSD) perform a Class III cultural resources survey related to a proposed well and pipeline construction project associated with the SRP Coronado Generating Station in St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona. The project area is located east of US 191 and southwest of the SRP Coronado Generating Station. Most of the pipeline corridor is on SRP-owned land; however, it also includes...

HAER No. AZ-17 and AZ-30, Grand Canal and Crosscut Hydro Plant, North Side of Salt River, Tempe and Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona: Photographs, Written Historical and Descriptive Data, Reduced Copies of Drawings

Fred Andersen & Carol Noland
Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-17 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of Grand Canal, which delivers water to users on the north side of the Salt River for agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses. Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-30 provides similar documentation about the construction and operation of the Crosscut Hydroelectric Plant, which sits at the head of Grand Canal and relies on canal...

Archaeological Data Recovery Along the Hohokam Expressway Corridor Including Portions of Pueblo Grande, Phoenix, Arizona: Research Design and Scope of Work

John S. Cable
This document outlines Soil Systems, Inc.'s (SSI) proposed data recovery plan for the identified cultural resources of the Hohokam Expressway. The information contained herein is based on an earlier document (Cable 1988) that described the results of archaeological testing in the corridor and identified a series of research domains to which the resources could most efficiently and productively contribute through data recovery. The data recovery plan is divided into six sections including this introduction. Section...

An Environmental Evaluation of Scenic, Historic and Land Use Considerations for the Coronado Project, St. Johns, Arizona

From January to April of 1974, Wirth Associates, as part of a larger study team, conducted environmental studies for the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) on their proposed Coronado Generating Station. The purpose of these studies was to assess the potential environmental conflicts of the proposed 1050 MW generating station on the scenic, historic and land use resources of two alternate plant sites (near the towns of St. Johns and Snowflake,...

Archaeological Investigations at Lee Canyon: Kayenta Anasazi Farmsteads in the Upper Basin, Coconino County, Arizona

Rachel Fernandez
The following report presents the results of archaeological data recovery carried out at two Kayenta Anasazi sites, AZ I:1:15 (ASM) and AZ I:1:24 (ASM), located at Lee Canyon in the Upper Basin, Coconino County, Arizona. The work was conducted in response to a realignment of State Route 64 by the Arizona Department of Transportation. During archaeological testing by Statistical Research, Inc., masonry structures and agricultural features at the two sites were located, suggesting the potential...

A Research Report and Restoration Considerations for the Interpretive Development of Historic Resources at Brigham City, A.T.

Lyle M. Stone
Brigham City, a fortified Mormon settlement on the Little Colorado River near the City of Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, was established in 1876 as a United Order community and abandoned by the Church in 1881. The property was subsequently incorporated into the La Prade farm and dairy, which was in operation from about 1897 until the mid-1940's. At present, the site is owned by the City of Winslow. Much of the arable land surrounding the...

NUS Corporation, Arizona Nuclear Power Project, Tucson Gas & Electric Company, Salt River Project, State, Private, Federal and Indian Lands, Maricopa, Pinal, Gila, Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties: Final Report for Phase II Archaeological Impact Study, Arizona Nuclear Power Project Transmission Lines Study

Michael D. Metcalf
The Musem of Northern Arizona developed a location analysis research design for Phase II archaeological investigations of the proposed transmission line corridor routes for the Arizona Nuclear Power Project. Through coupling this research design with a survey of sample archaeological units in the corridor areas, a projection of archaeological sensitivity was generated. This projection was based on a categorization of the total study area in terms of environmental-archaeological zones, and assigning an estimate of archaeological...

Testing and Data Recovery Measures Performed at Five Prehistoric Sites along Siphon Draw, Pinal County, Arizona

Jo Ann E. Kisselburg, Barbara S. Macnider, Kim Adams & Donald Irwin
Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted archaeological testing and data recovery measures on five prehistoric sites near Apache Junction at the request of Mr. Kurt Kefgen of TRW/Mesa Safety Systems (TRW). The work was performed under an excavation permit issued by Arizona State Museum (ASM) in order to recover all significant information from these sites prior to the development of the state land by TRW. The five sites are located in Sections 7 and 18...

The Modernization of the Salt River Project: The Impact of the Rehabilitation and Betterment Program

Jay C. Ziemann
Following the cycle of economic depression of the 1920s and 1930s, and the manpower shortage caused by the outbreak of the Second World War, the various reclamation projects in the western United States suffered from broken-down systems. The Salt River Project, which serves the Phoenix metropolitan area with water and power, was one of these reclamation projects. Canals and laterals that carried invaluable irrigation water seeped and leaked, resulting in water losses of twenty-five percent;...

The Historical Archaeology of Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona, Volume 2A: Sites in the Roosevelt Dam Area

James E. Ayres, , Melissa Keane, Diane L. Douglas, Cindy L. Myers, Bonnie J. Clark, Karen Turnmire & Alan Ferg
In June 1986 the Bureau of Reclamation awarded Dames & Moore a contract to conduct historical archaeology studies as part of the mitigation program for the Regulatory Storage Division (Plan 6) of the Central Arizona Project. Final reports on these studies are being issued in three volumes under the title The Historical Archaeology o f Dam Construction Camps in Central Arizona. Volume 1 is a synthesis of the entire project. Volume 3 details laboratory methods....

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