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The Hohokam of Pueblo Grande
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    • Plummet

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Sherd spindle whorl

    • Sherd spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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

    • Shell pendant
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Turquoise pendant
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Schist spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Schist spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Ceramic spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Ceramic spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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

    • Ceramic spindle whorl
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Incomplete shell pendant

    • Incomplete shell pendant
    • Unknown
    • Hohokam
    • Small, round disk manufactured from a Laevicardium shell. Half of the disk contains v-shaped incisions along the margin. This disk was recovered from a pit located in a habitation area at the site of Pueblo Grande; this area contains both pithouse...
    • 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...

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