The Center has a long-term commitment to the archaeology and history of our home community. In the 1990s we conducted multiple small excavations to locate the buried adobe walls of the Tucson Presidio. Beginning in 2000, we played a role in the Tucson Origins Project funded by Tucson’s Rio Nuevo Project.
This research provided dramatic new insights into Tucson’s past. Many thousands of residents and visitors visited the excavations, toured the exhibits, read the reports, and learned about Tucson’s past as a result. Highlights are presented here on pages that are being updated regularly.
Rio Nuevo Project Results: Reports, Exhibits, and More