Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Summary and Synthesis Reports


The Roosevelt Platform Mound Study (RPMS) examined the ancient architecture, ecological relationships, economies, settlement patterns, social organization, and subsistence of three Classic period community complexes in the Tonto Basin of Arizona in the geographic areas known as Pinto Creek, Cline Terrace, and Rock Island. The data came from the investigation of over 75 prehistoric sites arranged in three clusters within the Tonto Basin. There are many sites arranged in other clusters that remain unstudied. The RPMS lasted for eight years, about four of which involved field investigation of the sites.

This project includes three RPMS summary and synthesis reports and four other short articles that summarize some of the research results in general categories or about specific topics.

Cite this Record

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Summary and Synthesis Reports. ( tDAR id: 394294) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V40X5M


Hohokam Salado

Building Materials Ceramic Chipped Stone Dating Sample Fauna Fire Cracked Rock Ground Stone Human Remains Macrobotanical Pollen

Site Name
AR-03-12-06-1011(USFS) AR-03-12-06-106(USFS) AR-03-12-06-107(USFS) AR-03-12-06-11(USFS) AR-03-12-06-132(USFS) AR-03-12-06-135(USFS) AR-03-12-06-13a(USFS) AR-03-12-06-13b(USFS) AR-03-12-06-13e(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1443(USFS) AR-03-12-06-14a(USFS) AR-03-12-06-14b(USFS) AR-03-12-06-14c(USFS) AR-03-12-06-15a(USFS) AR-03-12-06-164(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1765(USFS) AR-03-12-06-177(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1774(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1815(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1841(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1842(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1847(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1848(USFS) AR-03-12-06-1865(USFS) AR-03-12-06-2256(USFS) Show More

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 100 to 1960

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.293; min lat: 33.606 ; max long: -110.942; max lat: 33.817 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 9-CS-32-06230

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-7 of 7)

  • Documents (7)


  1. Archaeology in America: Cline Terrace Platform Mound and Tonto National Monument (2009)
  2. Archaeology in America: Hohokam Platform Mounds (2009)
  3. Archaeology in America: Schoolhouse Point Mesa Sites (2009)
  4. Environment and Subsistence in the Classic Period Tonto Basin, The Roosevelt Archaeology Studies, 1989 to 1998 (1998)
  5. Platform Mounds of the Arizona Desert: An Experiment in Organizational Complexity (1993)
  6. Salado Ceramics and Social Organization: Prehistoric Interactions in Tonto Basin, The Roosevelt Archaeology Studies, 1989 to 1998 (1998)
  7. A Synthesis of Tonto Basin Prehistory: The Roosevelt Archaeology Studies, 1989 to 1998 (1998)