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The Interaction of Hohokam Ideology and Religious Beliefs in the Hohokam Practice of Dual Cemeteries

Author(s): Glen Rice

Year: 2015

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From A.D. 900 to 1400 Hohokam populations frequently used both corporate and household cemeteries within the same village. The practice became more visible following A.D. 1200, when burial was by inhumation in household cemeteries and by cremation in corporate cemeteries. The choice of cemeteries gave households flexibility in dealing with the tension between Hohokam sociopolitical ideology and religious beliefs. Burial in the privacy of household cemeteries served their egalitarian ideology while burial in public corporate cemeteries served their religious beliefs. Faced with a death, households chose the strategy best suited at that moment for maintaining or advancing their social standing.

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The Interaction of Hohokam Ideology and Religious Beliefs in the Hohokam Practice of Dual Cemeteries. Glen Rice. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396096)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America