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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...
Archaeological Documentation on a Slippery Slope, Part 1
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist and Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins Recently, I was fortunate to assist my colleague Doug Gann with a project at Walnut Canyon National Monument, near Flagstaff, Arizona. The work took place at two small cliff dwellings about halfway down a very ste...