Archaeomagnetism and Hohokam Platform Mounds: Reframing the Classic Period Chronology
This is an abstract from the "WHY PLATFORM MOUNDS? PART 1: MOUND DEVELOPMENT AND CASE STUDIES" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
In this paper, we present an overview of changes during the Hohokam Classic period relative to the platform mound developmental sequence as documented during the 1968 and 1984 excavations at Las Colinas Mound 8 and the 1973 excavations at Escalante Ruin Group. Using the archaeomagnetic data collected from Las Colinas Mound 8 and the Escalante platform mound, we establish chronological mileposts during the Classic period corresponding to the mound construction sequence. We then propose a working chronology for the Hohokam Classic period framed relative to the platform mound developments: Pre-Mound, Mound 1(Soho), Mound 2 (Civano), and Post-Mound. Turning next to the large body of archaeomagnetic data from Classic period contexts in the Phoenix basin, we link individual contexts to this working chronology and explore trends and developments in architecture and material culture over the course of the Classic period.
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Archaeomagnetism and Hohokam Platform Mounds: Reframing the Classic Period Chronology. William Deaver, Mark Chenault. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451622)
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