Crown, Patricia L.. The role of exchange and interaction in Salt-Gila Basin Hohokam prehistory

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Title: The role of exchange and interaction in Salt-Gila Basin Hohokam prehistory

Published in: Exploring the Hohokam : prehistoric desert peoples of the American Southwest, edited by George J. Gumerman

Published By: Exploring the Hohokam : prehistoric desert peoples of the American Southwest, edited by George J. Gumerman Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1991. 383-415 p.: ill., map

By line: Patricia L. Crown

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Hohokam (NT76)

Subjects: Exchange transactions (437); External trade (439); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Social relationships and groups (571);

Abstract: This paper explores exchange in material goods and the interaction of the Hohokam with contemporaneous populations. Crown emphasizes several important points in this study: (1) exchange and interaction in southern Arizona have a long history, predating the period traditionally defined as Hohokam; (2) linkages between populations in southern Arizona and their neighbors become more visible archaeologically through time as increasing frequencies of clearly identifiable exotic goods both enter and leave the Hohokam area; (3) a Hohokam regional system can be defined on the basis of architecture and artifactual evidence; (4) materials may have moved through this regional system in different spheres of exchange; and (5) a variety of procurement strategies were employed to obtain goods from outside of the Hohokam area. These points reveal that, although the Hohokam could attain self-sufficency, at no time were they self-contained (p. 383).

Document Number: 143

Document ID: nt76-143

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: 2000-500 BP (AD 1-1500)

Coverage Place: Salt-Gila River basins, Arizona, United States

LCSH: Hohokam culture

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