Hohokam Farming on the Salt River Floodplain: Refining Models and Analytical Methods

Editor(s): T. Kathleen Henderson

Year: 2004


This is the second of two volumes presenting the results of data recovery investigations at the Dutch Canal Ruin (AZ T:12:62 [ ASM]), conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., at the western end of the North Runway, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Dutch Canal Ruin is a prehistoric agricultural site, dating between 1,700 and 500 years ago, consisting of fieldhouses and farmsteads scattered along a network of canals on the geological floodplain of the Salt River. The first volume (Henderson, ed. 2003) presented site-specific results of the Sky Harbor Airport (SHA) North Runway Expansion project. Descriptions of features and data recovery methods, analyses of artifacts and biological remains, and a synthesis that elucidates the activities of prehistoric farmers at the Dutch Canal Ruin are included there. The current volume, in contrast, includes an assortment of specialized studies whose ultimate purpose was to enhance our ability to interpret and understand the prehistoric past. This chapter provides background for the direction of SHA research and context for the specific studies.

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Hohokam Farming on the Salt River Floodplain: Refining Models and Analytical Methods. T. Kathleen Henderson. 2004 ( tDAR id: 427805) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427805

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min long: -112.047; min lat: 33.416 ; max long: -112.026; max lat: 33.461 ;

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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): D. Banerjee; Glenn W. Berger; Sergio F. Castro-Reino; Tiffany C. Clark; T. Kathleen Henderson; Carlos Lavayen; Elizabeth J. Miksa; Fred L. Nials; Manuel R. Palacios-Fest; Henry D. Wallace

Prepared By(s): Center for Desert Archaeology

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Anthropological Papers No.(s): 43; 10

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00090783

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