Arizona - Southern

Contact

Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2020
04
Jun

Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area

Archaeology Southwest, in partnership with the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, is pleased to support the newly designated Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. This congressional designation honors, preserves, and celebrates the region’s diverse natural resources and cultural contribution...
more
2019
03
Sep

Cocoraque Butte

Banner image courtesy of the BLM, via Flickr The Cocoraque Butte Archaeological District, 25 miles northwest of Tucson, Arizona in the Ironwood Forest National Monument, was once home to the Hohokam centuries ago. See evidence of their lives in the hundreds of well-preserved petroglyphs at this s...
more
2019
14
Mar

Mission Garden

Mission Garden is a living agricultural museum that interprets 4,000 years of Tucson's history through heritage fruit-trees, traditional local heirloom crops, and edible native plants. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-run educational organization. It is an important part of Tucson's UNESCO City of Gast...
more
2017
01
Sep

Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project

Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a team of affiliated researchers has earned a prestigious Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The $175,000 grant will help fund the Lower Gila River Ethnographic and Archaeological Project, an interdisci...
more
2017
01
Sep

cyberSW

Big Data for Big Questions Archaeology Southwest is pleased to announce that a new joint initiative, cyberSW, has received a $1.7 million award through the National Science Foundation’s RIDIR program (Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sci...
more
2017
14
Aug

National Heritage Areas

Archaeology Southwest participated in two national heritage area campaigns: the Little Colorado River valley and the Santa Cruz River valley. National Heritage Areas seek to preserve and celebrate America’s defining landscapes and diverse cultural traditions. National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are ...
more
2017
18
Jul

Fluid Identities

Land, Water, and Religion during the Gila River Millennium (A.D. 450–1450) In 2017, Archaeology Southwest is beginning a new five-year investigation, which builds on the methods and themes of our Salado Impact investigation, and expands the temporal and geographic focus substantially. Social...
more
2017
01
Jun

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

Presidio San Agustín Museum is a re-creation of the northeast bastion of the Tucson Presidio, which was founded by Spanish colonial troops in 1775 and built in 1776. The re-creation is based on archaeological evidence and historical documents.
more
2017
18
May

Pataya

Pataya (pah-tah-yáh) is a word of the Pai branch (Hualapai, Havasupai, Yavapai, and Paipai) of the Yuman-Cochimí language family that translates loosely as “old people.” As used by archaeologists, Pataya refers to a specific material culture spread throughout western Arizona, southern Calif...
more
2017
18
May

Hohokam

Banner image by Robert B. Ciaccio People who resided in the Hohokam (ho-ho-kahm) region were probably among the ancestors of contemporary southern desert populations, such as the O'odham, as well as Pueblo populations and perhaps other populations in northern Mexico. Early Hohokam settleme...
more
2017
18
May

Mogollon

People who lived in the Mogollon (muggy-own) region in the distant past had much in common with people living in the Ancestral Pueblo region, and were probably also among the ancestors of modern Pueblo people and even other contemporary communities in the southern Southwest and Mexico. The ea...
more
2017
18
May

Los Morteros

Los Morteros is the site of a large Native American village inhabited between about 850 and 1300 CE. The site stretches north and south along the Santa Cruz River and extends west of the river past the current right-of-way of Silverbell Road. For centuries, Los Morteros was a large village and th...
more
Show More