An Archaeological Study of Prehistoric Agricultural Features Within the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona (TR2006-1) (PDF)
More than 500 features were documented during two phases of archaeological study within the agricultural component of AZ U:6:11 (ASM). Feature types recognized within the project area included rock piles, rock alignments, cleared areas, rock concentrations, a reservoir, petroglyphs, and knapping stations. Features were located throughout the area of the proposed new golf course, but were particularly concentrated in its southeastern corner in an extensive dryland agricultural complex. Simpler field systems composed of fewer agricultural features were documented elsewhere on the terrace slope. Although no datable artifacts, especially prehistoric ceramics, were encountered during the project, the location of the agricultural systems near a major Hohokam village and similarities with other prehistoric agricultural systems along the lower Verde River indicate a Hohokam origin. While agriculture was the primary focus of prehistoric activity in this component of U:6:11, evidence was found for other types of subsistence-related pursuits, including flaked stone tool production, food processing, and hunting.