Tortolita Mountains (Geographic Keyword)

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Geoarchaeological Contributions to Hohokam Archaeology (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael R. Waters.

Geoarchaeological investigations of the alluvial piedmont or bajada emanating from the Tortolita Mountains, Arizona, show that the distribution of Hohokam sites apparent from the surface is complete and undisturbed by geological processes. Late Holocene geomorphic processes and their resultant deposits on the bajada affected the location of prehistoric Hohokam agricultural settlements. Hohokam settlements were commonly situated on small alluvial fans dominated by sheetwash processes and...