American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American culture flourishing from about the 3rd century B.C. to the mid-15th century A.D. in south-central Arizona, noted for the construction of an extensive system of irrigation canals.
- n. A member of this culture.
- From Papago huhugam, those who are gone, from huhug, to perish, disappear. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This fallen civilization is called Hohokam by its descendants, the Tohono O'odham people.”
“To the Pima, the Hohokam were a people of myth and legend, boastful predecessors who had been slain by the Pima's great hero, Elder Brother.”
“While there are prehistoric canals in the Phoenix area signifying significant engineering acumen by a prehistoric people known as the Hohokam, very little is known about this group and their is no evidence to indicate any major population centers.”
“That's part of a longtime mystery that may soon be solved: How did a prehistoric, egalitarian people called the Hohokam produce large quantities of decorated ceramic vessels without a "manager" hierarchy?”
“You can say "Hohokam" and people don't think you're laughing funny.”
“Artifacts made in Jalisco have already turned up as far north as Arizona, where it has been proven that the Anasazi and Hohokam peoples used tools made from Jalisco obsidian.”
“The Pueblo Grande Museum, on the site of a 1,500 year-old Hohokam Indian Village, is across the street from the Metro light-rail transfer station.”
“(The Hohokam people apparently migrated to Arizona on the backs of dinosaurs.)”
“As I bike around the city today, I find reminders of the Hohokam above ground too - boulders scribbled with rock art - circles, lizards and human figures looking out over crowded subdivisions, pieces of broken pottery in vacant lots.”
“Now, as I pedal through the shimmering heat of the city, on-ramps and air-conditioned high rises gradually blur into Hohokam dwellings.”
Looking for tweets for Hohokam.