Types and Styles

The Hohokam used many different shapes and designs to create their art work. They would use shapes such as circles, spirals, crosses and zigzag lines. 
The Hohokam were inspired by the environment around them. The would 
use desert snakes, lizards, and tortoises in their drawings. Snakes seem to have held a special significance to the Hohokam. Snakes can be seen clutched in the hands of many ceremonial figures. Sometimes the snakes have horns and even legs.


There are petroglyph drawings of mammals and humans. The mammals are of coyotes or dogs, mule deer and big horn sheep. Different shapes and sizes of birds can be found as well.

Humans are shown performing different activities such as dancing, playing the flute, or hunting.