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Centuries of Decline during the Hohokam Classic Period at Pueblo Grande By David Abbott CHS 70Centuries of Decline During the Hohokam Classic Period at Pueblo Grande
David Abbott  CHS '70

ISBN-10: 0816522316
ISBN-13: 978-0816522316

In the prehispanic Southwest, Pueblo Grande was the site of the largest platform mound in the Phoenix basin and the most politically prominent village in the region. It has long been held to represent the apex of Hohokam culture that designates the Classic period. New data from major excavations in Phoenix, however, suggest that little was "classic" about the Classic period at Pueblo Grande. 

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Ceramics and Community Organization among the Hohakam by David Abbott CHS 70

Ceramics and Community Organization among the Hohokam 
David Abbott  CHS '70

ISBN-10: 0816519366
ISBN-13: 978-0816519361

Among desert farmers of the prehistoric Southwest, irrigation played a crucial role in the development of social complexity. This innovative study examines the changing relationship between irrigation and community organization among the Hohokam and shows through ceramic data how that dynamic relationship influenced sociopolitical development.

David Abbott contends that reconstructions of Hohokam social patterns based solely on settlement pattern data provide limited insight into prehistoric social relationships. By analyzing ceramic exchange patterns, he provides complementary information that challenges existing models of sociopolitical organization among the Hohokam of central Arizona.

Through ceramic analyses from Classic period sites such as Pueblo Grande, Abbott shows that ceramic production sources and exchange networks can be determined from the composition, surface treatment attributes, and size and shape of clay containers. The distribution networks revealed by these analyses provide evidence for community boundaries and the web of social ties within them.

Abbott's meticulous research documents formerly unrecognized horizontal cohesiveness in Hohokam organizational structure and suggests how irrigation was woven into the fabric of their social evolution. By demonstrating the contribution that ceramic research can make toward resolving issues about community organization, this work expands the breadth and depth of pottery studies in the American Southwest. 

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 CHSAA Vice President’s SHARE program needs your help!               

By Dennis Hunt Class of 1964

 

Watch this video to hear Dennis describe his vision for S.H.A.R.E.

The Chelmsford High School Alumni Association has created a new program called SHARE.
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C PicCHS Class of 1977 has 40th Reunion

 
The Chelmsford High Class of 1977 40th Reunion was held Saturday, June 24th. at The Radisson in Chelmsford. The reunion was organized by classmate Karen "Lebedzinski" Clements with help from Sheila "Kelly" Vaughan, Marc & Kim "Patenaude" Normandin, Debbie Milisci, Sue "Feehan" Carelli. Our amazing principal George Simonian was in attendance. The classmate who traveled the furthest was Steve Bosselman, the classmate who was the first to respond to the reunion was Karen "Hubers" Fairbanks. Our classmates danced the night away to music from 1977. What a fabulous evening, it was wonderful seeing everyone. For those who couldn't attend, we hope to see you at our 50th.  

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Events

13Sep
09/13/17 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CHSAA Board Meeting
13Sep
09/13/17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CHSAA Annual Meeting
4Oct
10/04/17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CHSAA Board Meeting
6Oct
10/06/17 - 10/08/17
Class of '67 50th Reunion
1Nov
1Nov
11/01/17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CHSAA Board Meeting
24Nov
11/24/17 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CHS Class of 1982 35th Reunion
24Nov
11/24/17 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Class of 1987 30th Reunion
24Nov
11/24/17 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
CHS Class of 1997 20th Reunion
6Dec
12/06/17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CHSAA Board Meeting