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Ancient Civilizations

Age Group

9 to adult


9 minutes

Ancient Civilizations


Desert Awareness Committee | Foothills Community Foundation

Desert Awareness Committee has been the community resource advocate for the Sonoran Desert since 1974. Their mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join them in understanding, conserving and preserving the diverse and fragile Sonoran Desert; its plants, animals, water, and wildlife. You can learn more about Desert Awareness Committee and their programs at:

About this lesson

Explore the artifacts left behind by the ancient people of the Sonoran Desert. Find out about petroglyphs, tools, weapons, and foods used by the Hohokam who lived successfully in the desert areas of Cave Creek Arizona. Visit A reconstructed village at Sears Kay Ruin with the Desert Awareness Education Team.

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