Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:34 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: Jan 21, 2013 1:37 PM
MESA - A newly opened archaeological park in Mesa explores what archaeologists believe was the religious and cultural center of a large Hohokam settlement that was abandoned in the 1400s.
Officials say Mesa Grande represents the remains of one of the two largest and most complex ancient Hohokam platform mound communities in the country.
The Hohokam built and used the temple mound site that once covered about 600 acres overlooking the Salt River between approximately 1100 and 1450 when the community perished.
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