Archaeological Testing of a 3.3-acre Parcel on the Northwestern Corner of McKellips Road and Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona (TR07-4)
By Tiffany C. Clark
Although the testing project conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., within the 3.3-acre parcel encountered prehistoric artifacts, no archaeological features were located. The testing effort further indicated that most of the McKellips-Stapley property has been substantially disturbed by late historic and modern activity, including removal of prehistoric surface features reported in early twentieth century records. The absence of intact archaeological features at AZ U:9:279 (ASM), in conjunction with the degree of landscape disturbance, indicates an extremely low probability that culturally significant materials are present on the property. U:9:279 is considered ineligible for National Register listing. Based on these findings, it is concluded that development of parcel will not have an effect on significant cultural resources. A recommendation is made that development of the McKellips-Stapley property proceed as planned.
12 pages, 5 figures, 2 tables