The prints belonged to ancient farmers who had tended to fields along the Santa Cruz River, which is thought to have existed up to a mile away from its current location.
Other mediums of art featured throughout the property, include historic Arizona photos, textiles, commissioned contemporary Native American paintings, baskets and more.You would have to stay at the hotel several times to see all of the art compiled there.As Patrick Mc Namara described in the Tucson Daily Star, the excavator, Dan Arnit, gently scratched away at the dirt, revealing what looked to him to be a heel.He slowly uncovered the rest of the print to reveal the toes and eventually a set of human footprints.The displays give you the opportunity to walk though replicas of Hohokam dwellings, and glimpse artifacts used in daily activities, such as cotton weaving, jewelry manufacture, pottery making, hunting activities, food preparation and storage.
The ceramic timeline dramatically displays how ceramics changed through time in the Hohokam, Anasazi and Mogollon cultures. Macdonald, Mesa Park of the Canals: This newly-renovated 31-acre park featuresevidence of ancient Hohokam Indian canals dating back to 700 B. and an extensive desert botanical garden with signage. Horne, Mesa Mesa Grande Ruins: One of only two remaining Hohokam mounds in the metro Phoenix area, the Mesa Grande Ruins temple mound is larger than a football field in both length and width and 27 feet tall at its highest point and remains intact with very few excavations that have impacted its integrity.Call ahead for travel art exhibitions and history shows. Maricopa Rd., Chandler Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park: Walk through a 700 year-old Salado Culture pueblo and view the typical furnishings of the era.Numerous artifacts of this remarkably advanced culture also displayed in the museum. Pine St., Globe Casa Grande Ruins National Monument: The tallest and most massive Hohokam structure known.A Native American civilization now called the Hohokam (meaning those who are gone), built an empire that lasted 1,500 years.The agriculturally-oriented Hohokam engineered hundreds of miles of irrigation canals, cultivating thousands of acres of land.The Tucson area is known to have been an important agricultural hub for ancient Native American tribes, and the Santa Cruz River floodplain contains the earliest recorded instances of irrigation in the Southwest.