Arizona State University’s Center for Digital Antiquity, in collaboration with the Amerind Museum, is using this grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a comprehensive digital library of reports on archaeological investigations of the ancient Huhugam (Hohokam). These central and southern Arizona inhabitants once tamed the Sonoran desert through sophisticated irrigation, far-flung networks of ceremonial ball courts, specialized craft production, extensive trade, and large, long-lived towns. The Digital Archive of Huhugam Archaeology, currently being assembled,  will contain copies of about 1600 major archaeological reports totaling roughly 400,000 pages.  It will reside within Digital Antiquity’s tDAR: the Digital Archaeological Record — an established online repository that preserves and provides access to archaeological data. The archive will provide scholars with crucial long-term data for comparative studies, indigenous communities with access to a wealth of research on ancestral populations, and the general public with a reliable, valued resource to learn about this fascinating ancient culture.

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