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Arizona Humanities Lecture: The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona

  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Prescott Public Library
  • Cost: Not available
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

The ancient Hohokam culture of Arizona constructed at least 200 ball courts more than 800 years ago.  The game had a very important role in reenacting the creation of humans in this world.  This presentation will describe the recorded Hohokam ball courts located within Hohokam villages scattered throughout Arizona, summarize what archaeologists propose they were used for, and discuss how these public structures may relate to what is known about the Mexican rubber ball games, which are still played today. Funding provided by the Friends of the Prescott Public Library. Additional funding provided by the Arizona Humanities Council.

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