Cultural Resource Documentation
To arrange for avoidance flagging / monitoring of cultural resources,
please contact the main EPG office number at 602.712.7767. This
should be done 10 business days in advance.
In case of a discovery situation of previously unidentified cultural
resources, please contact the main EPG office number at 602.712.7767.
Historic Preservation Handbook
This valuable document serves as a process, procedures, policy,
and training manual for the cultural resource process for ADOT
projects. It is a must-have resource for archaeologists, historic
preservation specialists, and planning practitioners This handbook
will help these and related disciplines to understand the what,
why, who, when, where and how of the EPG Historic Preservation
Team's (HPT) operations, and how these operations fit into their
Note: After the Handbook downloads, a pop-up
window may appear stating that "This document contains macros."
Click the button 'Yes' to continue. You may be prompt to enter
a password. Instead of entering a password, click the 'Read Only'
button on the lower right-corner of the password window. After
that, the document will open.
Preservation Handbook (file size: 7.8MB)
The HPT Portal is a central database of cultural resource documentation
for the highways within the state. To obtain permission to access
the HPT Portal, the user needs to fill out: Computer Access Request
and Computer Access Agreement forms, and the Portal Access Request.
Please fax the completed forms to the HPT Coordinator at 1.520.620.5443.
Access Request and Computer Access Agreement Forms (file size:
Access Request Form (file size: 23KB)
Report Reviewing Checklist
The Report Reviewing Checklist is used to ensure the adequacy
of cultural resource reports submitted to HPT. The Checklist is
a compilation of the Arizona State Museum's Reporting Standards,
the Arizona State Historic Preservation Administrative Procedures,
and the Guidelines for Report Production Standards for ADOT Consultants.
Reviewing Checklist (file size: 672KB)
State Historic Preservation Office Administrative Procedures
These procedures will assist the archaeologist in preparing
cultural resource survey reports for consultation with the State
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). These procedures are downloaded
as a pdf file, and are to be viewed using Adobe Reader.
Administrative Procedures (file size: 785KB)
Consultation Initiation Form
This form should be completed and submitted at the time a
request for agency and tribal consultation initiation is made
to the Historic Preservation Team. Please be sure to fill out
the form in its entirety, and include the appropriate attachments
to document the project undertaking, project area, prior survey,
history of consultation, and confirmation of site avoidance (updated
Initiation Form (file size: 39KB)
Historic Preservation Team Flowchart
This handy flowchart details the project level components that
the Environmental Planning Group has to address when clearing
every highway project.
Preservation Team Flowchart (file size: 212KB)
List of Archaeological Consultants - 2007
The listing below represents the individuals, companies, and organizations
that have obtained Arizona Antiquity Act Blanket Permits for 2007.
of Archaeological Consultants - 2007 (file size: 344KB)
Good Roads Everywhere: A History of Road Building in Arizona
This document, consisting of 178 pages, provides a historic
overview of road building to help identify those roads in Arizona
worthy of preservation. Due to the large file size, the document
has been divided into several download links.
page, Table of Contents, Foreword, Preface, and Abstract (file
One, Two, and Three (file size: 3.3MB)
Four (file size: 3.7MB)
Five: Beale Wagon Road (file size: 4.7MB)
Five: Apache Trail (file size: 3.3MB)
Five: US 60; Superior to Claypool Tunnel (file size: 4.6MB)
Five: Old State Highway 73 (file size: 4.2MB)
Five: Old State Highway 79 (file size: 10.7MB)
Six and Seven (file size: 1.5MB)
Cited and Photo Credits (file size: 72KB)
A, B, and C (file size: 13.9MB)
Arizona Road Map, 1925 Arizona Road Map, and 1939 Arizona Road
Map (file size: 6.3MB)
Documents are posted as they become available in PDF format, which
Reader to view.