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Hohokam Heritage: The Casa Grande Community

Archaeology Southwest Magazine Vol. 23, No. 4
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Issue editor: William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest (formerly the Center for Desert Archaeology)

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument - Photo by Henry Wallace.
Aerial view of the Great House, a four-story adobe structure constructed in the late 1300s that was the impetus for the nation’s first federal archaeological preserve. It is now the centerpiece of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, located in Coolidge, Arizona. The three-story Southwest Building is in the foreground. Image credit: Henry D. Wallace.

This issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine reviews the historical background of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and provides a broader archaeological context for thinking about the monument’s expansion.

Articles include:

Hohokam Heritage: The Casa Grande Community — William H. Doelle, Center for Desert Archaeology

The Meaning of Huhugam — Barnaby V. Lewis, Gila River Indian Community

The Nation’s First Federally Protected Archaeological Site — Tobi Lopez Taylor, Center for Desert Archaeology

Interpreting the Casa Grande — David R. Wilcox, Museum of Northern Arizona

Clan Houses at Casa Grande Ruins — Jeffery J. Clark, Center for Desert Archaeology

Casa Grande Irrigation Community — David A. Gregory, Center for Desert Archaeology

Hohokam Canal Systems along the Middle Gila River — Kyle Woodson, Gila River Indian Community

The Casa Grande Ballcourt — Douglas B. Craig, Northland Research, Inc.

Hohokam Multistory Architecture — Henry D. Wallace, Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Excavations in the Escalante Community — David E. Doyel, Luke Air Force Base, Barry M. Goldwater Range

Poston Butte Ruin — William H. Doelle, Center for Desert Archaeology

The Perils of Pageantry at Casa Grande Ruins — Tobi Lopez Taylor, Center for Desert Archaeology

Sheltering the Casa Grande — Rebecca Carr, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Back Sight — William H. Doelle, President & CEO, Center for Desert Archaeology

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