Rediscovering the platform mounds of AZ U:9:165(ASM)


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.

AZ U:9:165(ASM) comprises the remains of an extensive Hohokam village on the south side of the Salt River in Arizona. Late 19th to 20th century urbanization obscured the overwhelming majority of this site, stunting our understanding of its extent and structure. This paper presents the results of recent archival research and archaeological work within AZ U:9:165(ASM), which confirmed the location of three platform mounds within AZ U:9:165(ASM). We describe how the rediscovery of these platform mound locations adds to our understanding of structuring principles determining village layout and how landscape features such as platform mounds, river terraces, and irrigation canals reflect certain aspects of Hohokam political-economic organization within AZ U:9:165(ASM).

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Rediscovering the platform mounds of AZ U:9:165(ASM). Travis Cureton, John Southard, Erick Steinbach, Jacqueline Fox. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451624)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -123.97; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -92.549; max lat: 37.996 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24353