Shelltown and the Hind Site: A Study of Two Hohokam Craftsman Communities in Southwestern Arizona, Volume 1 Part 2

Editor(s): William S. Marmaduke; Richard J. Martynec

Year: 1993

Summary

Shelltown (AZ AA: 1:66[ASM]) and the Hind site (AZ AA: 1:62[ASM]) were small, surprisingly uncommon prehistoric settlements inhabited by members of the Hohokam culture in south-central Arizona between the early 8th and late 10th centuries A.D. Although they seem relatively large now – the Hind site is approximately 20 acres and Shelltown is a protean 178 acres – neither site appears to have been occupied by more than a couple of extended families at any one point in time. However, at Shelltown, in the late decades, there may have been a more concentrated grouping, perhaps approaching the character of a true village of small stature. What makes these two sites rare is what happened at them apart from the normal routine of subsistence activities and other everyday actions. These sites were inhabited by specialized craftsmen --jewelry and ornament makers –perhaps at a scale seen nowhere else in the American Southwest. This document (Volume 1, Part 2) contains contains chapters 16-22 of the report on Shelltown and the Hind site (see https://core.tdar.org/document/378257 for Volume 1, Part 1). It describes analysis of shell working tools, pollen, macrofossils, and faunal remains. The document concludes with a synthesis of the archaeological data collected from the two sites.

Cite this Record

Shelltown and the Hind Site: A Study of Two Hohokam Craftsman Communities in Southwestern Arizona, Volume 1 Part 2. William S. Marmaduke, Richard J. Martynec. Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Research, Inc. 1993 ( tDAR id: 378269) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83R0TQJ

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 700 to 800 (Hind Site)

Calendar Date: 825 to 1025 (Shelltown)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.243; min lat: 32.587 ; max long: -111.658; max lat: 33.032 ;

Record Identifiers

Central Arizona Project, Non-indian Distribution Division, Task No.(s): 23; 16

NADB document id number(s): 5604822; 2203317

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 3-PA-30-00740

NADB citation id number(s): 000000242449; 000000167421

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