Near Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Homol'ovi II Archaeological Site
The people farmed in the flood plain and in the sand dunes. They grew corn, beans, squash and cotton. They also gathered wild foods such as pigweed, Indian rice grass, cactus and yucca fruits, and piñon nuts. Cotton cloth was exchanged with the inhabitants of villages north and west.
Research and excavations by Arizona State Museum at Homol'ovi Il revealed three plazas, outdoor activity areas, possibly 40 kivas, and living, working, and storage areas.
Prior to A.D. 1400, the people of Homol'ovi II, along with others, left the middle Little Colorado River valley. Hopi oral history and archaeological clues suggest that the people made their way back to their ancestral villages on the Hopi Mesas after leaving the Homol'ovi area. Their descendants return periodically to gather wild resources and visit shrines.
Erected by Arizona State Parks.
Topics. This Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1330.
Location. 35° 5.069′ N, 110° 38.564′ W. Marker is near Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from Homolovi State Park Entrance Road, 5.4 miles north of Arizona Route 87. The marker is located at the beginning of the archaeological site after a short walk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Illegal Digging (within shouting distance of this marker); Typical Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiva - Underground House (within shouting distance of this marker); Vandalized Kiva (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nuvatukya'ovi (about 300 feet away); Paayu (about 300 feet away); East Plaza (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winslow.
Also see . . . Park History.
Homolovi State Park was established in response to public concern about the devastation of the Homolovi(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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