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Learning more about the land upon which we live and the people before us.

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In the September 2011 issue of the Tanuri Ridge Newsletter, resident and anthropologist, Larry Conyers wrote, “Our area of southern Arizona was the homeland of the ancient Hohokam Indians for thousands of years before the immigration of the Spanish from Mexico and Europeans from the eastern US, beginning in the 18th century. Two of the largest, and most impressive of the ancient Hohokam villages, now buried below the ground, have been excavated by archaeologists along the Tanque Verde Wash near our neighborhood.” Recently Larry led a group through the site currently being worked by archeologists at the University of Arizona. These excavations will continue to yield new information that can help us understand these ancient inhabitants of our area of Tucson. The more we learn about the Hohokam Indians, the more we will be able to share with future generations on the people who live here on the very lands…

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Posted February 12, 2012 by kenneturner in Information

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