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Thompson_Salt River Valley_Paper_A Preliminary Database of Hohokam Mortuary Practices in the Salt River Valley, Phoenix Basin, AZ

Author(s): M Scott Thompson

Year: 2011

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Summary

The large number of mortuary features identified in

extensive excavations across the Phoenix Basin

presents a unique opportunity and challenge for the

creation of a regional data set. This paper presents a

preliminary effort to construct a database of mortuary

programs practiced at large Hohokam villages in the Salt

River valley. It discusses the variables necessary to

describe both Pre-Classic and Classic period mortuary

remains documented at different settlements along

separate canal systems. The data suggest complex

patterns in body treatments, handling of remains, and

spatial relationships of mortuary remains and

architectural features.


Cite this Record

Thompson_Salt River Valley_Paper_A Preliminary Database of Hohokam Mortuary Practices in the Salt River Valley, Phoenix Basin, AZ. M Scott Thompson. Presented at 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento. 2011 ( tDAR id: 5971) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BK1B83


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1100 to 1450


Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.28; min lat: 33.227 ; max long: -111.565; max lat: 33.671 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America