The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society …

… is responsible for discovering and excavating four of the five local archaeological sites in the Cave Creek/Carefree area. Samples of the items taken from these sites can be found in the Museum’s displays. Additional items are on loan from the Pueblo Grande Museum in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Indian pottery at cave creek museum

Discover pottery, projectile points, stone tools and other artifacts from the excavations at Spur Cross Ranch during the 1980s. These items are on loan from Arizona State University.

spur cross preservation area

Learn about the efforts, in 2000, that prompted the residents of Cave Creek, to tax themselves, to save Spur Cross Ranch from developers. The result was the Spur Cross Preservation Area in now saved perpetuity.

ancient woven baskets

Marvel at the fragile, expertly woven baskets and beautifully constructed pottery used for carrying and storing items for everyday uses. Discover the cultural importance of these objects in ceremonial uses by ancient people.

hohokam pit house exhibit

¬†Gaze into a life size replica of a Hohokam “Pit House” built from available material on the high desert landscape. The museum’s model represents those found at the Sears Kay Ruins east of the town of Cave Creek.