Romero Ruin (Catalina State Park)
|Type of Place:||Hohokam site, A.D. 500-1450, 19th century ranch structures|
|Ownership:||Arizona State Parks|
|Contact:||Catalina State Park, P.O. Box 36986, Tucson, AZ 85740|
|Website:||Catalina State Park|
|Notes:||For more information on this site, check out the Center’s book, Archaeology in the Mountain Shadows|
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Site Summary: Covering 15 acres on a ridge overlooking Sutherland Wash, Romero Ruin is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites within the northern Tucson Basin. The ruins are the remains of a Hohokam Indian village that was occupied between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1450. Also visible at the site are the remains of more recent structures built by rancher Francisco Romero.