Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 5: Environment and Subsistence
Part of the Tucson Aqueduct Project Phase A project
Editor(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.
This is the fifth volume in a six volume series presenting the results of archaeological studies at Hohokam sites along the Tucson Aqueduct.The volume focuses on pollen, flotation and faunal studies in an effort to understand the paleonenvironment of the study area during the periods the sites were occupied and the subsistence strategies of the sites' occupants. Primary site-specific emphasis is on determining feature functions as they relate to biological results. The studies presented document considerable variation in Hohokam subsistence patterns within a relatively small region. While the occupants of the Brady Wash area sites relied on corn and agave, the Hohokam in the Picacho area sites relied primarily on Cheno-ams, mesquite, agave and hunted wild animals. The summary statements on paleoenvironment and subsistence deal with methodological problems in an effort to suggest improvements in specialist studies in Hohokam archaeology.
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Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 5: Environment and Subsistence, 5. Donald E. Weaver, Jr.. Museum of Northern Arizona Research Paper ,35. Flagstaff, Arizona: Department of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona. 1988 ( tDAR id: 378061) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SJ1MGK
Brady Wash Peripheral Sites • McClellan Wash Site • NA18,001(MNA) • NA18,003(MNA) • NA18,017(MNA) • NA18,018(MNA) • NA18,022(MNA) • NA18,030(MNA) • NA18,031(MNA) • NA18,034(MNA) • NA18,037(MNA) • NA18,268(MNA) • Picacho Pass Site • Picacho Pass Village • Rock Terrace Site • Whip It Site
Agricultural Field or Field Feature • Agricultural or Herding • Artifact Scatter • Brush Structure • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Hamlet / Village • Hearth • House • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Refuse Pit • Reservoir • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno
min long: -111.543; min lat: 32.573 ; max long: -111.23; max lat: 32.893 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Principal Investigator(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.
Project Director(s): Donald E. Weaver, Jr.
Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Permitting Agency(s): Lower Colorado Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation
Prepared By(s): Museum of Northern Arizona
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 3-CS-30-00790
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