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Cerro Prieto Trincheras Site

February 10, 2018

This trip requires an Arizona State Land permit. The application has been submitted and is pending approval. If you are interested in being on the list to be notified when the trips have been approved please contact the Trip Organizer listed.

Archaeologist Doug Craig will lead a tour of the Cerro Prieto Site north of Tucson. Cerro Prieto, meaning “Black Hill,” is a large Hohokam village site occupied sometime between A.D. 1150 and 1300. The site is located on the side of a volcanic hill, which is rare for Hohokam sites. Due to its unique location, there are many archaeological features visible on the surface, including house foundations, terrace walls, and an elaborate trail system. Petroglyphs are also present at Cerro Prieto.

The site is located on a hill in an undeveloped area; therefore, some amount of walking over uneven and steepish terrain will be required. If you are interested in the tour contact Kirk Astroth.


February 10, 2018
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Kirk Astroth