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Romero Ruin (Catalina State Park)

Type of Place: Hohokam site, A.D. 500-1450, 19th century ranch structures
Ownership: Arizona State Parks
Contact: Catalina State Park,  P.O. Box 36986, Tucson, AZ 85740
Telephone: (520) 628-5798
Website: Catalina State Park
Entrance Fee: Yes
Guided Tours: No
Notes: For more information on this site, check out the Center’s book, Archaeology in the Mountain Shadows
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Site Summary: Covering 15 acres on a ridge overlooking Sutherland Wash, Romero Ruin is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites within the northern Tucson Basin. The ruins are the remains of a Hohokam Indian village that was occupied between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1450. Also visible at the site are the remains of more recent structures built by rancher Francisco Romero.


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