Diversity in Hohokam Subsistence Strategies: A View from The Big Canal

Author(s): Robert E. Gasser

Year: 1986


This paper will synthesize the macrobotanical findings from the Tucson Aqueduct Project, Phase A (TAP), conducted by the Museum of Northern Arizona and will highlight some of the pollen and flotation results from the Salt-Gila Aqueduct Project (SGA), completed by the Arizona State Museum. Both projects were segments of the Central Arizona Project, a huge canal bringing water from the Colorado River to the farms and towns of southern Arizona. The project area considered here is a linear alignment starting northeast of Phoenix, Arizona and ending about 50 miles north of Tucson. The area contained many prehistoric Hohokam sites dating from the late Colonial Period through to abandonment at the close of the late Classic Period circa A.D. 1450. The purpose of this work is to analyze variability in plant remains within the area to see if there was evidence in specialization.

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Diversity in Hohokam Subsistence Strategies: A View from The Big Canal. Robert E. Gasser. Presented at 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology and Arizona Archaeological Council, Spring Meeting 1986, New Orleans, LA and Phoenix, AZ. 1986 ( tDAR id: 425556) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8425556

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min long: -112.912; min lat: 32.454 ; max long: -110.726; max lat: 33.998 ;

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