Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ancient ruins at Marana park site
Archaeologists hope to dig one last time at a future Marana park site that has yielded several thousand prehistoric artifacts, some that predate pottery.

A final excavation season could begin next month at the Yuma Wash site, located just north of the intersection of Ina and Silverbell roads along the Santa Cruz River. Archaeologists in 1999 began excavations on the site, once home to a large settlement of Hohokam Indians.

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center found evidence of approximately 200 underground pithouses and above-ground pueblo homes.