Specialized Studies in the Economy, Environment and Culture of La Ciudad Part III


This volume presents the results of a set of diverse studies into special data sets from the site of La Ciudad. La Ciudad is one of the large Hohokam ruins within the network of prehistoric irrigation canals in the Phoenix basin (Figure A). It lies on the north side of the Salt River, midway along a canal system that originates at Pueblo Grande and extends a distance of seven miles to Las Colinas. La Ciudad is composed of multiple loci dispersed along the banks of four canals, and covers about half a square mile. The northern part of La Ciudad was excavated by Arizona State University in 1982 and 1983 prior to construction of part of the Interstate 10 Freeway. Five clusters of houses and features were located on the south (and down-slope) side of a major canal (as shown in Figure B). This research was supported by the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Specialized Studies in the Economy, Environment and Culture of La Ciudad Part III. Jo Ann E. Kisselburg, Glen E. Rice, Brenda L. Shears. Tempe, Arizona: Office of Cultural Resource Management, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University. 1987 ( tDAR id: 4407) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80Z71KV

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Fauna Macrobotanical Pollen

Site Name
La Ciudad

Investigation Types
Archaeological Overview Data Recovery / Excavation

Geographic Keywords
Arizona Phoenix Salt River

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 200 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.05; min lat: 33.442 ; max long: -112.031; max lat: 33.464 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Frank E. Bayham; Vorsila L. Bohrer; Jannifer W. Gish; Pamela Hatch; Lynette Heller; Ann Valdo Howard; Jo Ann E. Kisselburge; Steven R. James; Charles F. Merbs; M. Steven Shackley; Barbara L. Stark; Christy G. II Turner; Russell Weisman

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