Fauna from the Marana Platform Mound Site, Arizona, in Context

Author(s): Rebecca Dean

Year: 2018


The Marana Platform Mound Site is an Early Classic period (1150-1350AD) Hohokam site in the northern Tucson basin, Arizona. It was one of many sites in the basin, part of an entire landscape that was shaped by the Hohokam people, reflecting their activities and values as a community. Faunal remains from Marana and surrounding Early Classic period communities are an excellent source of information on labor constraints, social organization, diet, microenvironments, and the cultural meaning of prey species. Comparing the faunal assemblage from Marana to those of its neighbors provides a baseline comparison for understanding the ecological and dietary context of Hohokam fauna, while highlighting the unique ways in which the Marana community interacted with prey species, particularly in the greater diversity of their faunal remains.

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Fauna from the Marana Platform Mound Site, Arizona, in Context. Rebecca Dean. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443386)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 22143