The Fort Mountain Archaeological Project, Volume 1: Archaeological Investigations at Five Prehistoric Sites Near the Base of Fort Mountain in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Ross S. Curtis; Thomas E. Wright

Year: 2012

Summary

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

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1150 to 1300

Spatial Coverage

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

Notes

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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