Crismon Ruin: A Hohokam Settlement at the Head of the Lehi Canal System (AP44)

Crismon Ruin is a large Hohokam settlement located on the lower terraces of the Salt River, near the head of the prehistoric Lehi Canal System. The Crismon Ruin investigations were designed to provide new insight and understanding of human use and occupation of the alluvial terrace adjacent to the Salt River. Analyses were especially focused on determining the nature of the site, discerning the range of activities conducted by its inhabitants, and defining the spatial configuration and temporal duration of its contexts. A new picture of the prehistoric Crismon settlement emerged from the research. Previously, Crismon Ruin was thought to have been a large primary village and local center for secular and ritual activities on the floodplain. Instead, the attributes of the Crismon settlement indicate a heavy focus on the practice of agriculture, and although a village was present, it was little more than a large agricultural hamlet at any point in its occupation.

Chronological analyses indicated two primary occupations of the Crismon Ruin village, one during the middle to late Sacaton phase (A.D. 1000-1120) and the other during the Civano phase (A.D. 1290-1390).

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Edited by: T. Kathleen Henderson

Contributions by: David R. Abbott, Jenny L. Adams, Sergio F. Castro-Reino, Tiffany C. Clark, Michael W. Diehl, Jeffrey L. Eighmy, Elizabeth Eklund, T. Michael Fink, Susan D. Hall, Jill L. Heilman, T. Katleen Anderson, Lorrie Lincoln-Babb, Elizabeth J. Miksa, Caroline Ogasawara, M. Steven Shackley, R. Jane Silva, Alexa M. Smith, Susan J. Smith, Robert J. Speakman, Arthur W. Vokes

538 pages, 137 figures, 133 tables

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Weight 3.5000 lbs