Thursday, May 14, 2020


The Hohokam, or ancestral Sonoran Desert people, built and maintained a massive prehistoric canal system from roughly A.D. 450-1450. Why they discontinued using their monumental irrigation system is a topic of considerable debate.  Recent archaeological investigations of Hohokam canals in Phoenix identified three major destructive floods that occurred between A.D. 1000-1400. This article provides the first stratigraphic evidence of a Salt River flood so destructive that similar canals ceased to be built within the area.

Oblique aerial photograph of the prehistoric Hohokam North and South Canals at the Park of Four Waters in Phoenix, 1930, Photographer Neil Judd, Roll 727, Frame 152, Courtesy National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Flood-Damaged Canals and Human Response, A.D. 1000–1400

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


This week's WordsearchWednesdays brings you a Hohokam word search! Download and print with the link below! 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


It's time for a new #WordsearchWednesdays! This week's topic is Archaeology! 

Download and print the Archaeology Wordsearch!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


It's time for a new Word Search Wednesdays! This week's theme is Desert Animals! 
There are many desert animals that live on site at Pueblo Grande. 
Download and print out the Desert Animals Word Search below!

Desert Animals

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Earth Day!

Desert Plants is PGM's first word search for #WordsearchWednesdays in celebration of Earth Day! Many different types of  desert plants grow on site at Pueblo Grande. You can learn about them with our Plants of PGM booklet! Try planting your own desert plant or growing a garden for Earth Day!Check out the link to Native Seeds/Search on gardening resources and download the Desert Plants Wordsearch and booklet! Don't forget to share your projects with us on social media! 

Desert Plants Wordsearch
Plants of PGM
Native Seeds/Search

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Pottery Coloring Sheets

One of the most recognizable artifacts produced by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People is their pottery.  Pottery comes in many different shapes and sizes including jars, bowls, and plates.  A variety of motifs decorated the vessels, such as geometric designs, human figures, and animals.

Pick a shape and make your own pottery designs! Don't forget to share your creations with us!