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A Multi-factor Analysis of the Emergence of a Specialist-based Economy among the Phoenix Basin Hohokam

Abstract This project examines the social and economic factors that contributed to the development of a specialist-based economy among the Phoenix Basin Hohokam. In the Hohokam case, widespread dependence on the products of a few concentrated pottery producers developed in the absence of political centralization or hierarchical social arrangements. The factors that promoted intensified pottery production, therefore, are the keys to addressing how economic systems can expand in small-scale and middle-range societies. This dissertation constructs a multi-factor model that explores changes to the organization of decorated pottery production during a substantial portion of the pre-Classic period (AD 700 - AD 1020). The analysis is designed to examine si... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kelly, Sophia Elizabeth (Author) / Abbott, David R. (Advisor) / Darling, J. Andrew (Committee member) / Moore, Gordon (Committee member) / Spielmann, Katherine A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / craft specialization / Hohokam / petrography / pottery / sourcing analysis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 380 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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