Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Oro Valley archeological site open for tours through September 8

Honey Bee Village, a large Hohokam ball court community that is over 1,000 years old, is on display through September 8 during a series of public tours of the site. Desert Archaeology is offering tours each Wednesday and Friday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Moore Road, east of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard. Honey Bee Village is the largest of several similar projects intended to protect sites of historical value while work proceeds on adjacent commercial and residential construction. The preservation project is cooperative partnership of CaƱada Vistas Homes, Oro Valley, Pima County, and the Tohono O’odham Nation.