The Cemetery and Architectural Features of the Stadium Locus of Tempe Plaza (AZ U:9:72 ASU)

Author(s): Tammy Stone

Year: 1991


In January of 1988, during construction activities in the parking lot of the Arizona State University football stadium, a number of prehistoric features (cultural surfaces and cremations) were encountered. Construction activities were temporarily halted, and salvage excavation was undertaken by the Office of Cultural Resource Management of Arizona State University under the direction of Glen Rice and Paul Minnis (Laurene Montero and Philip Weiss, crew chiefs). Excavation was carried out during January and February. Funding was provided by the Office of Planning and Construction at Arizona State University in the fall of 1988 to allow initial laboratory processing and analysis of material recovered during fieldwork and to produce this report on the excavation and preliminary analysis.The report is divided into three main sections. Section I contains introductory remarks and information on the excavation of the site. A description of the features investigated at the site and their associated material is included. Section II contains an overview of the laboratory procedures undertaken in the initial processing of the material recovered from the site. This is followed by several chapters dealing with the analysis of each material class recovered. Section III synthesizes the data presented in Sections I and II. An analysis of the mortuary data is undertaken in an attempt to reconstruct the social organization of the inhabitants of the site. Also, current theories concerning the political and social structure of the early Classic period Hohokam are reviewed, and the information gained from the Stadium Locus excavation and analysis is integrated into our knowledge of this time period.

Cite this Record

The Cemetery and Architectural Features of the Stadium Locus of Tempe Plaza (AZ U:9:72 ASU). Tammy Stone. 1991 ( tDAR id: 410792) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8410792

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1150 to 1300

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.951; min lat: 33.415 ; max long: -111.916; max lat: 33.445 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Mark Brodbeck; Karen A. Atwell

Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ

Submitted To(s): The Office of Cultural Resource Management, Arizona State University

Record Identifiers

Office of Cultural Resource Management Report No.(s): 79

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00091057

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