added by archaeologs The second of three chronological stages of the Cochise culture, with dates clustering between 3500 and 1500 be. A mixed foraging economy is indicated by assemblages commonly including cobble manos, shallow basin grinding slabs, choppers, scrapers and distinctive, side-notched projectile points. Some degree of permanence can be inferred from the occurrence of large base camps, storage pits and outlying specialized-activity camps. Evidence from Bat Cave indicates that primitive maize was also being cultivated during this period, although botanical remains are rare at other sites.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983