Southwestern Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– New Exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum Explores Hohokam Platform Mounds: Before traveling to Mexico or Egypt to view ancient temples, check out the one in your backyard. The Mesa Grande Temple Mound is a well-preserved Hohokam site in the Southeast Valley. It’s open only on special occasions, and from outside the enclosure, may seem just a dusty and creosote bush-covered mound, but an upcoming exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum promises fresh insight into the spiritual side of Hohokam life.
– Bond Funding Proposed to Improve Interpretive Features at Honeybee Village: Honey Bee Village is what remains of a Hohokam settlement located in Oro Valley east of North Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and south of the Moore Road alignment. The Hohokam first settled in the village, which was along the Honey Bee Wash in the Ca