Hohokam

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2020
10
Nov

The Flow of Water and Time: Irrigation Longevity and Social Change among the Lower Salt River Hohokam

From our house to yours…The 14th season of Archaeology Café celebrates and shares Archaeology Southwest’s current Preservation Archaeology projects with you. Our staff members will bring you in on what we’re doing right now to learn more about the past and help protect special places. Join...
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2020
27
Feb

Life of the Gila: Hohokam Worlds

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (February 28, 2020)—When contemporary O’odham talk about their ancestors, they use the term Huhugam. This is an important distinction between actual people (the ancestors) and the archaeological culture I’ll describe here. Hohokam is not really...
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2020
04
Feb

Why You Should Experience Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of the Southwest.  Join us on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, as Kyle Woodson discusses Casa Grande National Monument. Explore what makes this place special...
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2019
01
Oct

Why You Should Experience the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of the Southwest.  Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, as Dr. Aaron Wright discusses the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. Explore what makes this place s...
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2019
05
Feb

Precontact Agriculture, Tucson versus Phoenix: It’s Not the Same!

Knowledge seekers of every kind are welcome at Archaeology Café at The Loft Cinema for a series of programs exploring the deep and diverse history of Arizona.  Join us on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, for Precontact Agriculture, Tucson versus Phoenix: It’s Not the Same! by Dr. Gary Huckleberry. ...
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2018
18
Dec

Resilient Farmers of the Phoenix Basin

Resilient Farmers of the Phoenix Basin From approximately A.D. 450-1400, a Native American group known today as the Hohokam overcame a harsh desert environment along with periodic droughts and floods to settle and farm much of modern Arizona. They managed this feat by collectively maintaining an ex...
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2018
26
Nov

Along the Gila Watershed

Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (November 26, 2018)—One of our current areas of research here at Archaeology Southwest is focused on how archaeological culture areas along the Gila River were connected in the past. Our Fluid Identities research program examines how people in th...
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2018
10
Oct

Adapting to Climate Change—80 is the new 70

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 10, 2018)—Every year as the fall temperatures slowly drop—100, 90, 80, 70 degrees Fahrenheit—I get the irresistible urge to spend at least one weekend day in Catalina State Park. It is a wonderland of archaeology that I have immersed myself in sin...
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2018
07
Aug

Identity Politics, Past and Present

Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist (August 7, 2018)—Social identity has emerged as a field of concerted archaeological inquiry in the Southwest and beyond. At Archaeology Southwest, we’ve been thinking a lot about how people create and express social identities at multiple scales, and...
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2018
27
Jul

Excavating a Hohokam Ballcourt

Leslie Aragon, Preservation Archaeology Fellow (July 27, 2018)—One of the best things about being a Preservation Fellow at Archaeology Southwest is that I sometimes have the opportunity to collaborate with people from other organizations. A few months ago, some of our friends and colleagues at ...
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2017
25
Sep

Hands-On Archaeology: How to Make a Shell Bracelet

Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (September 25, 2017)—In this post, I’ll share some insights into how much work goes into making shell bracelets. I suspect my time estimates are high, compared to experienced craftspeople in the past. Shell is not easy ...
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2017
07
Sep

Shell Bracelet Manufacturing

Christine H. Virden-Lange, Desert Archaeology, Inc. (September 27, 2017)—In the ancient United States Southwest, the culture group archaeologists call the Hohokam inhabited the area from northern Mexico on the south to the Colorado River on the west, the Agua Fria to the north and the Gila Rive...
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