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The Organization and Evolution of the Hohokam Economy Agent-Based Modeling of Exchange in the Phoenix Basin, Arizona, AD 200-1450


Abstract The Hohokam of central Arizona left behind evidence of a culture markedly different from and more complex than the small communities of O'odham farmers first encountered by Europeans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries A.D. Archaeologists have worked for well over a century to document Hohokam culture history, but much about Pre-Columbian life in the Sonoran Desert remains poorly understood. In particular, the organization of the Hohokam economy in the Phoenix Basin has been an elusive and complicated subject, despite having been the focus of much previous research. This dissertation provides an assessment of several working hypotheses regarding the organization and evolution of the pottery distribution sector of the Hohokam econ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Watts, Joshua (Author) / Abbott, David R (Advisor) / Barton, C Michael (Committee member) / Van Der Leeuw, Sander (Committee member) / Janssen, Marcus (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Agent-based modeling / Ceramics / Exchange / Hohokam / Trade
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 454 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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