The Fort Mountain Archaeological Project, Volume 3: The Fort Mountain Ceramic Analysis

Author(s): David Abbott

Year: 2012


Hohokam ceramics recovered during the Fort Mountain Archaeological Project in northern Phoenix, Arizona, are described and analyzed. Ceramics from five investigated sites suggest occupation during the Classic period. Phyllite-tempered plainwares dominate the assemblage. Petrographic and geochemical studies suggest at least three distinct production locales: one at or near Fort Mountain, one in the middle Cave Creek area north of Fort Mountain, and one "unknown" locale probably located in the uplands north of Phoenix. Strong socioeconomic ties are suggested between the Fort Mountain sites and the middle Cave Creek sites, with relatively limited interaction with the larger Hohokam populations to the south.

Cite this Record

The Fort Mountain Archaeological Project, Volume 3: The Fort Mountain Ceramic Analysis. David Abbott. ARS Project Report No. 2003:042, Volume 3. Tempe, Arizona: Archaeological Research Services, Inc. 2012 ( tDAR id: 380501) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8P26XQV

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1150 to 1300

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.077; min lat: 33.673 ; max long: -112.039; max lat: 33.722 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Lyle M. Stone

Repository(s): Pueblo Grande Museum


General Note: This third and final volume of the Fort Mountain Archaeological Project report synthesizes ceramic data from the five small sites described in Volume 1 and the larger site described in Volume 2. The results are compared with data from other local and regional sites to provide new information about ceramic production and exchange in the lower and middle Cave Creek areas north of Phoenix, Arizona.

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