Pre Historic Payson Hohokam Pottery Bowl, #1115

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Pre Historic

Payson Hohokam Pottery Bowl, 800 A.D.- 1200 A.D, #1115

Description: Pre-Historic Payson Hohokam Pottery Bowl,800 A.D.- 1200 A.D, #1115

Dimensions: Measures approximately 4.25" x 6.5"

Condition: Very good overall condition considering its age.

Here is a brief statement concerning the ancient history of the Payson area:

The people who lived in the Rim country were known as Mogollons, Ancient Ones, or Bunheads. They were surrounded by the Sinagua to the north, the Anasazi to the northeast, the Mogollon to the southeast, the Salado to the south, and the Hohokam to the southwest.

Archaeologists have divided the occupation of the greater Payson area (basin) into four periods.

1. The pre-ceramic period from about (10,000 B.C. to A.D. 700):
Little is known about this period, except for evidence that big-game hunters (Clovis) once slew bison and mammoths throughout many parts of the southwest. A large arrowhead (Clovis point) was found south of Payson in 1977 suggesting that these bison and mammoth hunts also occurred in the Payson area.

2. The Hohokam occupation or (2nd period) which is fairly well documented and occurring from about A.D. 800 - 1,000. It is characterized by "house-in-a-pit" sites.

3. The third period is from A.D. 1,000 - 1,150 when dramatic changes took place that are typified by small villages; such as the Shoofly Village. It is said that we should also include the Risser Ranch Ruins, and Deer Jaw Ruins in this grouping, both are also located in the general area of Payson.

4. The fourth period, about A.D. 1,150 - 1,250 (or perhaps as early as 1,300) is typified by larger villages. However near the end of this fourth period, it is believed that the sites were in the process of being abandoned and were completely totally vacant by A.D. 1,350. Then, the consensus of the archaeologists is that the entire area was un-populated until about A.D. 1600. However, some archaeologists believe that the Yavapai may have occupied this area after its abandonment until the Apaches arrived at the end of the 16th century. Some evidence exists suggesting the Yavapai were also in the Globe-Miami area (about 90 miles south) when the Spanish arrived. The previous inhabitants of the Globe-Miami area were the Salado and they had also moved away. It is unclear whether they did so on their own or if they were forced out by the Yavapai. (Source: National Forest Service)

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