Learn about the fascinating culture of people who lived in the Sabino Canyon area, along the Santa Cruz River (in the Tucson area) and along the Salt and Gila Rivers (in the Phoenix area) — the Hohokam culture!
Find out what evidence archaeologists have found, using (a) archaeological excavation and survey techniques and (b) ethnographic interviews of living descendants of the Hohokam Culture, that gives us clues about how the people lived and thrived in Arizona for almost 1000 years before Europeans arrived in the Americas. Learn about:
• Hohokam farming techniques for corn, beans, squash, cotton, and agave
• the desert plants they gathered and used
• how they built and positioned their homes
• how they created pottery and jewelry
• the possible uses for the structures archaeologists call “ball courts”
Meet at the ramada in the plaza outside the Visitor Center.