We haven't preserved many of our pre-Columbian sites in North America and our climate combined with native building materials have worked to destroy much of what was here before Columbus. However, enough is left at Casa Grande to give an idea of how people lived here during what was called the Middle-Ages in Europe.
Casa Grande in Arizona, about an hour south-east of Phoenix, is well worth a visit. The site was abandoned by the native peoples around 1400 as they moved onto farms outside the village, dispersing as far west as California.
While Hubby was excited about the ball games, I was fascinated with the farming and irrigation systems. These communities had elaborate irrigation systems. The main canals were 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep, There were over 200 miles of these canals serving the peoples in the Casa Grande area. The canals started in the mountains, diverting water from the Gila River and the Salt River, which flows through Phoenix.