A Gazetteer of Excavated Hohokam Sites on Canal System Two, Phoenix Basin, Arizona


From 1982 to 1990, a dozen archaeological sites associated with the Hohokam Canal System Two in the Phoenix Basin were excavated in anticipation of the construction of a network of freeways in the City of Phoenix (Figure 1). Ten of the excavation projects were funded through the Arizona Department of Transportation and two through the City of Phoenix Engineering Project; the work was conducted by the Arizona State Museum, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Arizona State University, and Soil Systems, Inc. (SSI) of Phoenix.

The results of the research were presented in 33 volumes (Table 1) published between 1981 and 1994. Four of the volumes reported on previously unpublished research that had been conducted at three sites in the half century prior to 1982. Two volumes (Downum and Bostwick, 1993; Bostwick and Downum 1994) dealt with the 1934-1936 excavations conducted at the Pueblo Grande platform mound as part of the Public Works Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps programs of the depression era and also reported on a vast number of smaller projects undertaken at Pueblo Grande between 1830-1990 (Downum and Bostwick 1993:18). Wilcox (1987) drew on archived field notes and curated artifact collections to publish a description of Frank Midvale’s 1927-1929 excavations of the Ciudad platform mound. In addition, Hammack and Sullivan (1981) presented the results of Hammack’s 1968 excavation of Platform Mound 8 at Las Colinas, a project conducted as part of a highway salvage program when construction of Interstate 10 was first contemplated.

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A Gazetteer of Excavated Hohokam Sites on Canal System Two, Phoenix Basin, Arizona. Glen E. Rice. In Intersections: Pathways Through Time. Pp. 1-61. Tempe, Arizona: Office of Cultural Resource Management, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University. 2002 ( tDAR id: 4381) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JQ0ZZM

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Calendar Date: 200 to 1450

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min long: -112.383; min lat: 33.418 ; max long: -111.914; max lat: 33.618 ;

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