Astronomical Applications, Observations and Implications of the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Summary

This project concerns the astronomical features of the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It covers all times periods of Hohokam existence including the Pioneer, Colonial, Sedentary and Classic periods. There are comparisons drawn to other prehistoric sites such as Chichen Itza in their construction and application. There is discussion regarding the use of the astronmical features to track the winter and summer solstices.

Cite this Record

Astronomical Applications, Observations and Implications of the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. ( tDAR id: 371679) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85B03ZT

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.546; min lat: 32.988 ; max long: -111.521; max lat: 33.006 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): alycia hayes

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  • Documents (3)

Documents

  1. Astronommical Implications of the Architecture at Casa Grande (1980)
  2. The Casa Grande Archaeological Zone, Pre-Columbian Astronomical Observation (1969)
  3. Documentation of Some Lunar and Solar Events at Casa Grande, AZ. (and other items) (1979)