Archaeology Southwest has a long-term commitment to the archaeology and history of our home community. In the 1990s, we conducted a series of small excavations to locate 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. Thousands of residents and visitors visited the excavations, toured the exhibits, read the reports, and learned about Tucson’s history. Highlights from these experiences are presented here.
Rio Nuevo Project Results: Reports, Exhibits, and More