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Chandler Museum teaches ‘Lessons from the Hohokam’

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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:14 am | Updated: 10:59 am, Sat Apr 13, 2013.

Is the water supply in the Valley sustainable for the near future? What about for the next 1,000 years? These are just a few of the questions asked in Chandler Museum’s new exhibit, “Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from the Hohokam.”

This exhibit explores water use in the Salt River Valley over the last 2,000 years, and questions the sustainability of an overpopulated desert culture. By examining the Hohokam, the pre-historic people who lived in the region, the exhibit focuses on water management and possible contributors to societal collapse.

The exhibit is on view at the Chandler Museum through July 27. It is produced in partnership with the Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology and the Tempe History Museum.

Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, in the historic McCullough-Price House. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit, or call 480-782-2717. View the online version of the exhibit at

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