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San Tan Chapter of AZ Archeological Society presents special speaker Feb. 14 at San Tan Historical Society Museum

If you can’t be there in person, join in Zoom at 6:30 p.m.

The San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society is inviting the community to join them at the San Tan Historical Society Museum at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 to hear special speaker M. Kyle Woodson, Ph.D., director of the Gila River Indian Community’s Cultural Resource Management Program in Sacaton, on this topic, "This Native American Tribe is taking back its water."                       

“Canal irrigation systems were the lifeblood of ancient Hohokam communities in the major river valleys of south-central Arizona. Understanding these systems is pivotal to understanding the social, economic and political landscapes,” said Woodson. “A long-term study of irrigation along the middle Gila River has provided much new information on Hohokam canals, including a revised map of the canal systems. Building from early canal maps such as those by Frank Midvale and Emil Haury, this map incorporates the findings of projects from the last 40 years. There is now solid documentation for 13 canal systems and inferential support for two other systems.”

If you can’t be there in person, join in Zoom at 6:30 p.m. at, Meeting ID: 849 7306 3308, Passcode: 259071.

The San Tan Historical Society Museum is located in Queen Creek at 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road.

Contact Marie Britton, at, for more information.