Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nuvatukya'ovi

Homol'ovi II Archaeological Site

 
 
Nuvatukya'ovi Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
1. Nuvatukya'ovi Marker
Inscription.  On the horizon are the highest mountains in Arizona, the San Francisco Peaks (12,670 feet). The Hopi call them Nuvatukya'ovi and believe they are the home of the Katsina spirits. Katsina are supernatural beings with the power to bring the rain needed to make crops grow and produce a bountiful harvest. They played an important role in the religious beliefs of the people who lived here. Katsina ceremonies are still conducted in the village plazas on the Hopi Mesas.
 
Erected by Arizona State Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 35° 5.118′ N, 110° 38.585′ 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 north section of the archaeological site. 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. Paayu (here, next to this marker); Vandalized Kiva
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(a few steps from this marker); Kiva - Underground House (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Illegal Digging (within shouting distance of this marker); East Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Typical Room (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homol'ovi II (about 300 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 sites by illegal collectors of prehistoric artifacts. The damage to the sites peaked in the 1960s when a backhoe was being used at Homolovi II to dig through burials and kivas. The residents of Winslow and leaders of the Hopi people, supported by other people throughout the State, began to work to protect these sites. It was their dream that the entire area would become a State Park. Source: Arizona State Parks
(Submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Nuvatukya'ovi Marker and the mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
2. The Nuvatukya'ovi Marker and the mountain
The outline of the Nuvatukya'ovi mountains - the San Francisco Peaks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
3. The outline of the Nuvatukya'ovi mountains - the San Francisco Peaks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=187271

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 27, 2024