Hohokam Irrigation Systems of the Salt River Valley

Hohokam Irrigation Systems of the Salt River Valley

Sep 25 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

More than a century of research by archaeologists and geomorphologists has revealed that Hohokam farmers built the largest network of canals in the New World, with more than 1000 miles of canals constructed between AD 500 and 1450. Dr. Bostwick will talk about the evolution of the canal systems, how they were engineered and maintained, and challenges the Hohokam had to overcome such as floods and droughts. In addition, ideas will be presented about how the Hohokam organized themselves in order to best manage their complex irrigation systems. Illustrations, graphs, and photographs of canals excavated by archaeologists in the Salt River Valley will be shown to help explain the amazing ingenuity and skills of the Hohokam canal builders.

This is free and open to the public. 

Cost: 
FREE
Location: 

130 BLACK BRIDGE LP. RD. CAMP VERDE , AZ 86322