Snaketown was excavated once, back in the 1930's. As soon as the digging was over, the tribe had everything backfilled and has denied outside access to the property ever since, despite Snaketown being declared the Hohokam Pima National Historic Site.

The environs of Snaketown show evidence of early pithouses, some as early as about 300 CE. By about 800 CE the people were living in above ground structures, some up to three stories high. Snaketown kept growing until about 1050 CE when something happened internally to the pueblo and the people. The excavation showed the place was burned and abandoned, never to be rebuilt.

Sites of the Ancients and approximate dates of occupation: