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    • Shell pendant

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    • Hohokam
    • Small frog or toad effigy pendant, manufactured from a juvenile Glycymeris shell. The Hohokam culture is noted for its shell jewelry; they used shell from the Gulf of California and the Pacific coast. Frogs or toads are very common design motifs...
    • Metate

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    • Hohokam
    • Trough metate, manufactured from a vesicular basalt or rhyolite. Interior shows some polish from wear. This metate was recovered a pithouse at the site of Pueblo Grande. Fully shaped trough metates with two open ends, like this one, are found...
    • Mano

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    • 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...
    • Polishing stone

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    • Hohokam
    • Small polishing stone, of an extremely fine grained sedimentary rock. Surface is very glossy, covered with fine, regular scratches. The reddish orange areas on the surface and in fine cracks appear to be pigment stains. Polishing stones such as...
    • Mano

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    • Hohokam
    • Whole mano with trough wear from a metate. Manufactured from basalt. A mano is the active element of the two-piece grinding set (mano and metate) used to grind corn for consumption. This mano was recovered from the site of Pueblo Grande just east...
    • Plummet

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    • Hohokam
    • Small plummet, manufactured from vesicular basalt. A groove has been carved around the wider end. Field notes indicate that this plummet was among the numerous artifacts recovered from a pit that had burned bighorn sheep horns, located in a...
    • Shell pendant

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    • 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...
    • Sherd spindle whorl

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    • Hohokam
    • Santa Cruz Red-on-buff perforated sherd disk, made from a piece of a bowl, probably used as a spindle whorl. Whorls of this size and weight were suitable for spinning fine yarn. The Hohokam grew cotton, but also used other fibers. Recovered from...
    • Three quarter grooved ax

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    • 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...
    • Shell pendant

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    • Hohokam
    • Small ring style ornament manufactured from a juvenile Glycymeris shell. Recovered from a sheet trash deposit during a very small monitoring project near the ballcourt at the site of Pueblo Grande. The Hohokam culture probably had artists who...
    • Turquoise pendant

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    • Hohokam
    • Tab shaped pendant manufactured from turquoise with extensive dark brown inclusions. Edges are all ground smooth, surface has been polished, but scratches remain. This pendant was recovered from a room in a large compound of at least 17 rooms at...
    • Schist spindle whorl

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    • Hohokam
    • Perforated disk, manufactured from micaceous schist, probably used as a spindle whorl. Whorls of this size and weight were suitable for spinning fine yarn. Recovered from a pit located in a habitation area of the Pueblo Grande site. Spindle...
    • Schist spindle whorl

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    • Hohokam
    • Perforated schist disk, probably used as a spindle whorl. Whorls of this size and weight were suitable for spinning fine yarn. This perforated disk was recovered from a habitation area of the Pueblo Grande site.
    • Ceramic spindle whorl

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    • Hohokam
    • Modeled ceramic whorl, made of a Classic Period redware. Slipped and polished surface is smooth with several small fire clouds. The edges of the perforation do not show heavy damage, although there is some general wear and the circumference of the...
    • Ceramic spindle whorl

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    • Hohokam
    • Small to medium sized modeled spindle whorl. The whorl has been embellished with punctate decorations around each end of the perforation. One side has them arranged in four lobes radiating from the perforation, like a flower. The other side is more...
    • 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.
    • Ceramic spindle whorl

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    • Hohokam
    • Modeled spindle whorl. There are some chips along the circumference as well as chipping and wear along the margins of the central perforation. This specimen has paste with characteristics of Salt Plain. Whorls of this size and weight were...
    • Point

    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Small point manufactured from chalcedony, with a long, narrow blade and wide base. Recovered from a deep pithouse in a habitation area at Pueblo Grande. Most Hohokam points are relatively small, probably due to the size of game animals being...
    • Point

    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Small stemmed projectile point manufactured from a white chalcedony. Serrations reduced towards the tip. This point was recovered from a compound room located in a habitation area of the Pueblo Grande site. Stone may have been heat-treated prior...
    • Point

    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Triangular stemless projectile point manufactured from translucent dark gray obsidian. Recovered from a pit located in a habitation area at Pueblo Grande. Obsidian was obtained by the Hohokam from a number of different sources in the state.

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