The Fort Mountain Archaeological Project, Volume 1: Archaeological Investigations at Five Prehistoric Sites Near the Base of Fort Mountain in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Five prehistoric Hohokam sites were investigated near the base of Fort Mountain in northern Phoenix. Three of these sites were small habitation areas linked by a canal, one was a cluster of rockpiles used for agricultural purposes, and one was a a dry-farming system of rock alignments, check dams, and terraces. Collectively, the sites suggest short-term, probably seasonal occupation associated with agricultural activities during the Sedentary/Classic transition and early Classic period in the lower Cave Creek area.
Cite this Record
The Fort Mountain Archaeological Project, Volume 1: Archaeological Investigations at Five Prehistoric Sites Near the Base of Fort Mountain in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Ross S. Curtis, Thomas E. Wright. ARS Project Report No. 2003:042, Volume 1. Tempe, Arizona: Archaeological Research Services, Inc. 2012 ( tDAR id: 380476) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZP45RB
Data Recovery / Excavation
Cave Creek • Fort Mountain • Hohokam • Hohokam & Maize Agriculture • Hohokam & Pollen Studies • Hohokam Canal • Hohokam ceramics • Hohokam dry farming • Hohokam geomorphological studies • Hohokam lithics • Hohokam macrobotanical • Hohokam Northern Periphery • Sedentary / Classic Hohokam Site
Fort Mountain, Cave Creek, Arizona
Hohokam Early Classic period
Calendar Date: 1150 to 1300
min long: -112.071; min lat: 33.685 ; max long: -112.03; max lat: 33.719 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Principal Investigator(s): Lyle M. Stone
Repository(s): Pueblo Grande Museum
General Note: There are three volumes in the Fort Mountain Archaeological Project report. Volume 1 contains background material, descriptive and analytical data, and interpretations of five sites at the base of the mountain. Volume 2 addresses a separate site at the summit of the mountain. Volume 3 is a synthetic ceramic study with implications for the broader Cave Creek area and the northern periphery of the Salt River Valley.
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