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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Here’s a few photos from Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, located in Globe, AZ. Besh-Ba-Gowah park contains the ruins of a portion of the Salado community which once occupied the area about 700-800 years ago. (The park is about a quarter of the original settlement, the rest of which is now developed) There is a trail throughout the ruins, many of which are heavily reconstructed. The park also has an ethnobotanical garden, demonstrating what the people who once lived here ate and how it influenced their existence.

Shoofly Village Ruin

The Shoofly Village Ruin is located just outside of Payson, Arizona. It was occupied between 1000 and 1200 AD. It contains over 80 rooms, and housed as many as 250 people. The entire complex was surrounded by a large stone wall, the remains of which are still visible. The ruins show examples of several different stages of architecture utilized by the Indians which inhabited it.

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Sears-Kay Ruins

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The Sears-Kay ruins is located near Carefree, Arizona. It is a fortified hilltop position along a ridge, originally occupied by the Hohokam around 1050AD. It has the remains of about 40 rooms, which is thought to have housed about 100 people. It was originally discovered in 1867 by U.S. soldiers from nearby Camp McDowell.