Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 2, Part 2: The Brady Wash Sites


This second part of the second volume in the Tucson Aqueduct Phase A, Hohokam Archaeological Sites, Data Recovery Project series, presents the basic descriptive data for archaeological investigations of prehistoric sites in the Brady Wash area in Reach 1 of the Tucson Aqueduct. A series of archaeological excavations and supplemental surveys were carried out between December 1983 and January 1985 under the direction of staff personnel from the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) under Contract No.3-CS-30-00790 for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. The project encompasses a roughly linear transect between 0.4 and 1 km wide by 50.5 km long running the length of Reaches 1 and 2 of Phase A of the Tucson Aqueduct. Thirty-three single-component or primarily Hohokam sites formed the initial basis of our data recovery and research program. Supplemental surveys and data recovery added several sites to this total. A large number of Archaic, quarry and petroglyph sites of unknown affiliation, and sites with minor Hohokam components were also documented by ASM in the project area. These, however, were awarded under separate contract to other institutions. The Hohokam sites were divided by ASM into two groups - the Brady Wash and Picacho complexes -which were believed to represent Classic period Hohokam communities, each centered around a platform mound. The Brady Wash complex serves as the focal point of the MNA data recovery and research program in Reach 1.

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Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 2, Part 2: The Brady Wash Sites, 2(2). Richard S. Ciolek-Torrello, Martha M. Callahan, David H. Greenwald. Museum of Northern Arizona Research Paper ,35. Flagstaff, Arizona: Department of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona. 1988 ( tDAR id: 377939) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89G5NPT

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.543; min lat: 32.573 ; max long: -111.23; max lat: 32.893 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 3-CS-30-00790

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