The Hohokam ruins of Mesa Grande, located near Mesa, Arizona, will be reopened to the public in the fall of 2012 according to Arizona’s East Valley Tribune. The Hohokam were one of the four major prehistoric peoples living in what is today the American Southwest, flourishing in the Sonoran Desert from c. 1-1450 CE. Well-known for their beautiful ceramics and jewelry, the Hohokam were also skilled engineers who created some of the most advanced and sophisticated irrigation canals in the Americas. Please click here to read the article in its entirety.
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