Petroglyphs in South Mountain, Part I

These petroglyphs were found after walking up a large wash next to the Heard Scout Pueblo. It was a difficult hike, as opposed to taking the trail, but the reward was worth it. A large amount of petroglyphs could be seen on the walls of the wash. Clearly this was once a spot where, at one time, both people and animals congregated regularly to take advantage of a water source.

Stay tuned for more posts featuring the petroglyphs in South Mountain Park.

Both photos and longitude/latitude coordinates are provided, with a Google Map at the bottom.

Coordinates: N 33 21.564′ W 112 02.586′

Coordinates: N 33 21.449′ W 112 02.569′

Coordinates: N 33 21.393 W 112 02.514


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Pueblo Grande Museum Scitech Lecture on Desert Agriculture Tonight

entry lizardsArizona Scitech Festival Evening Lecture at Pueblo Grande Museum
February 21, 2013
6 pm – 7 pm
Desert Agriculture

Jacob Butler, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community

Jacob Butler, of the SRPMIC, will discuss traditional desert agriculture used by native peoples of Arizona. This type of agriculture encompasses how the native peoples cultivated foods in the field and managed food staples in both desert and riparian ecosystems.


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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