Fact Sheet Series

What is the Great Bend of the Gila?

Explore the Great Bend of the Gila, a stunning rock art wonderland southwest of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Who or What Is Hohokam?

Learn about the farmers, craftspeople, and traders who lived in permanent villages in the river valleys of central and southern Arizona.

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Rock Art: Heritage Set in Stone

For centuries, Native peoples of the Southwest expressed ideas through iconography on the rocks.

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Art from Earth and Fire: Pottery in the American Southwest

Explore how people made, used, and expressed themselves through pottery long ago.

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How Did People Make Flaked Stone Tools?

Learn how people shaped sharp stone flakes into tools and projectile points through a process known today as flintknapping.

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Who or What Is Chaco?

Explore Chaco, which refers to a place—Chaco Canyon—and to an ancient Puebloan society that developed in that place.

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Who or What is Salado?

Explore Salado, a widespread ideology that embraced aspects of local and immigrant traditions in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.

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New Mexico's Upper Gila River Region

Discover what we know about life in the past in New Mexico’s Upper Gila River Region.

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Who or What is Mimbres?

Learn about the Mimbres culture, known and celebrated for its striking black-on-white pottery.

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Who or What is Mogollon?

Discover the Mogollon tradition, found in high-altitude and desert areas in the mountains and plateaus of the Americna Southwest and Mexican Northwest.

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