December 21 6:00 pm Hohokam Water Use and Management at Casa
Grande Ruins; Dr. Doug Craig, Senior Archaeologist and
Principal Investigator, Northland Research
The past 20 years have seen archaeologists make great strides in their understanding of ancient Hohokam farming and water management practices. Hundreds of miles of prehistoric canals, capable of irrigating tens of thousands of acres of land, have now been documented across southern Arizona. One of the largest and most successful canal systems was located along the Gila River and was associated with Casa Grande Ruins and the nearby Grewe site. Dr. Craig will discuss the growth and development of the Casa Grande-Grewe community, focusing on the water management strategies that contributed to its long-term success.
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