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Marana Hohokam Platform Mound Archaeological Community Tour
October 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
TOUR FILLED – WAITING LIST On Saturday October 6, 2018, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Marana Hohokam Platform Mound Archaeological Community Tour” will be guided by archaeologists Paul and Suzanne Fish departing from Circle K convenience store, 13961 N. Sandario Rd., Marana, Arizona. From 8:30 a.m to noon, $30 donation ($24 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members).
University of Arizona archaeologists Dr. Paul R. Fish and Dr. Suzanne K. Fish lead this tour to selected archaeological sites in one of southern Arizona’s largest ancient Hohokam communities. Our visit will include the Marana Platform Mound site (which was surrounded by 40+ residential compounds), a sampling of agricultural field locations including specialized ones for agave cultivation, and a secondary compound center on the upper-basin slope of the Tortolita Mountains. The Marana Mound site is one of the very few Hohokam Early Classic period (AD 1150-1300) villages that has wholly escaped the destruction resulting from modern agriculture and urbanization and where adobe-wall remnants can be clearly identified on the surface. We also will visit the location where a segment of the nearly seven-mile-long Marana Mound site canal was identified from surface and excavated remains before that area was included in a modern housing development. These site visits will provide a basis for understanding the social and economic processes during the Early Classic period, when processes of Hohokam centralization and population aggregation greatly accelerated.
Tour is limited to 20 people including guides. Reservations and donation prepayment required by 5 p.m. Thursday October 4. 520-798-1201 or email@example.com.