Environment and Subsistence in the Classic Period Tonto Basin, The Roosevelt Archaeology Studies, 1989 to 1998

Part of the Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Summary and Synthesis Reports (DRAFT) project

Author(s): Katherine Spielmann; Marc Baker; Judi Cameron; J. Philip Dering; Suzanne K. Fish; Michael Waters

Editor(s): Katherine Spielmann

Year: 1998


This volume serves two purposes. It summarizes the subsistence data from the RPMS project and explores what we have learned from the subsistence-related data from the RMPS investigations, as well as the related Roosevelt Rural Sites Study and the Community Development Study.

The Roosevelt Platform Mound Study (RMPS) research design was particularly concerned with Classic period sociopolitical organization. Because platform mounds similar to those of the Hohokam were built across the basin during the Classic period, an overarching theme concerned the nature and extent of sociopolitical complexity. A number of implication for patterning in the diet and subsistence data were derived from general models concerning the behavior of aspiring elites in the basin. In particular, subsistence data were expected to inform on three aspects of sociopolitical complexity: the capacity for surplus production; the existence of a specialized economy; and the activities of elites at the platform mound sites.

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Environment and Subsistence in the Classic Period Tonto Basin, The Roosevelt Archaeology Studies, 1989 to 1998. Katherine Spielmann, Marc Baker, Judi Cameron, J. Philip Dering, Suzanne K. Fish, Michael Waters, Katherine Spielmann. Roosevelt Monograph Series ,10. Tempe, Arizona: Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University. 1998 ( tDAR id: 394307) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FB54V1



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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 100 to 1960

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.293; min lat: 33.606 ; max long: -110.942; max lat: 33.817 ;

Record Identifiers

Anthropological Field Studies(s): 39

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 9-CS-32-06230

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