Desert Farmers at the River’s Edge: The Hohokam and Pueblo Grande is a book written for the non-specialist about the enigmatic people archaeologists call the Hohokam. These desert dwellers thrived in the Sonoran Desert of south-central Arizona and northern Mexico for nearly fifteen hundred years. Their reliance on agriculture led to the development of the most sophisticated irrigation canal system in the New World. Mysterious architectural features of the Hohokam – platform mounds, big houses, and ballcourts – have intrigued and puzzled archaeologists for decades. Over one hundred years of excavations at the Hohokam village of Pueblo Grande, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, have led to some fascinating discoveries that shed light on the Hohokam and Southwest Archaeology.