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The Hohokam of Pueblo Grande
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    • Gila Butte Red-on-buff bowl sherd

    • Gila Butte Red-on-buff bowl sherd
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Body sherd from a Gila Butte Red-on-buff bowl. The exterior surface is undecorated. Both surfaces are micaceous, relatively smooth and even. This sherd was recovered from a trashmound at the site of Pueblo Grande, during an archaeological project...
    • Shell bracelet

    • Shell bracelet
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Bracelet manufactured from a Glycymeris valve. Top edge and exterior surface show deep, multidirectional grinding striations. Red hematite pigment on lower edge of exterior and traces on the interior. This bracelet was recovered from a late...
    • Shell bracelet

    • Shell bracelet
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Bracelet manufactured from a Glycymeris valve. Top edge and exterior surface show some striations from smoothing and shaping. Underside of bracelet shows some polish and slight enhancement of the natural shell form. This bracelet was recovered from...
    • Awl

    • Awl
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Complete awl, manufactured from a bone from the front leg of a deer. The tip shows polish from use. Awls such as this one may have been used to punch holes in organic raw materials during manufacture of various objects, such as baskets or...
    • Sacaton Red-on-buff scoop

    • Sacaton Red-on-buff scoop
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Complete Sacaton Red-on-buff ceramic scoop. Surfaces are relatively smooth. Rim is worn on the left front due to use. This scoop was recovered as part of a salvage project conducted before the construction of a storm drain on the grounds of...
    • Shell pendant

    • Shell pendant
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Diamond shaped pendant with rounded corners, made of Laevicardium shell. Etched design mirrors the shape of the pendant; consists of rows of diamond shapes with rounded corners, with a raised diamond in the center of each. Four of the diamonds...
    • Footprints

    • Footprints
    • Hayden, Julian
    • Hohokam
    • Footprints made by Hohokam, discovered during the excavation of Room 14, a large room with thick walls and unusual construction details on top of the platform mound at the Pueblo Grande site. It is believed the room was never used, due to the...
    • Drill

    • Drill
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Large drill with a narrow, elongated blade and a wide, flat base. Blade is retouched on both surfaces, cross-section is thick and diamond shaped. Base is very wide, shows some wear and chipping. Manufactured from a very fine-grained, medium brown...
    • Groundstone ring

    • Groundstone ring
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Large groundstone ring manufactured from a dense vesicular basalt. Torus was recovered from a habitation area at the Pueblo Grande site; this area contained both pithouses and a well preserved compound with at least 17 rooms. It is not known...
    • Sacaton Red-on-buff sherd

    • Sacaton Red-on-buff sherd
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Large rim sherd from a Sacaton Red-on-buff jar. Recovered from a trashmound at the site of Pueblo Grande, during an archaeological project known as the Salt River Valley Stratigraphic Survey, funded by the federal government under the Works...
    • Three quarter grooved ax

    • Three quarter grooved ax
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Large three-quarter grooved ax, manufactured from diorite, with a very symmetrical blade. Blade has scratches and striations, from use rather than manufacture. This ax was recovered from a habitation area of the Pueblo Grande site. Three quarter...
    • Three quarter grooved ax

    • Three quarter grooved ax
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Large three-quarter grooved axe, manufactured from diorite. The bit is long and tapered, the groove is ridged, and the end of the poll is rough and concave. A few striations are present and there are nicks on the end of the bit, but no other wear...
    • Casa Grande Red-on-buff jar sherd

    • Casa Grande Red-on-buff jar sherd
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Large upper body sherd from a Casa Grande Red-on-buff jar. Surface is relatively smooth and even, with some paddle facets remaining. Interior surface is less finished. Both surfaces have some mica. This sherd was recovered from a trashmound at...
    • Mano

    • Mano
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Mano manufactured from a vesicular basalt. The working surface is smooth, polished, and slightly darker in color. Darker coloration extends up onto the sides of the mano. Recovered from the floor of a pit house at the site of Pueblo Grande. A...
    • Mat impression

    • Mat impression
    • Goddu, Dana
    • Hohokam
    • Mat impression discovered during the excavation of Room 68 on top of the Pueblo Grande platform mound. Plaited mat impressions like this one are normally found on the underside of ceramic artifacts called comals, flat griddle-like objects. It is...
    • Ceramic pendant

    • Ceramic pendant
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Medium sized oval pendant with smoothly ground edges, manufactured from a Santa Cruz Red-on-buff jar sherd. Bull's-eye design with ten hooks extending from around circumference. Perforation for suspension is located near the edge at one narrow...
    • Groundstone bowl

    • Groundstone bowl
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Medium sized stone bowl, manufactured from sandstone or quartzite. Central depression is shows some circular grinding marks. Rim is about 2 cm thick. Base has some excavation damage and cracks. This stone bowl was recovered from a pithouse located...
    • Three-quarter grooved ax

    • Three-quarter grooved ax
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Medium sized three-quarter grooved axe, manufactured from a basalt or diorite. This ax was recovered from the floor of a room in the compound adjacent to the platform mound at Pueblo Grande. It is thought that these tools were used for heavy...
    • Sherd spindle whorl

    • Sherd spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Medium to large sized perforated disk, manufactured from a Sacaton Red-on-buff jar sherd. Shape is rough and the edges are incompletely smoothed; perforation is slightly off center. This spindle whorl was recovered a free-standing room in a...
    • Ceramic spindle whorl

    • Ceramic spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Modeled ceramic spindle whorl. Whorls of this size and weight were suitable for spinning fine yarn. This spindle whorl was recovered from a habitation area at Pueblo Grande, located east of the platform mound and surviving ballcourt.

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