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Near Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

East Plaza

Homol'ovi II Archaeological Site

 
 
East Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
1. East Plaza Marker
Inscription.  In the distance, you can see several mesas. These are called Tuutukwi or the Hopi Buttes, sacred places in Hopi religion. Today, they are used as eagle gathering areas by certain Hopi clans.

Below you are the remains of the East Plaza. Like the West Plaza, this section was added after construction of the central room block, possibly to accommodate an expanding population. Secondary plazas, like this one, were also built for special needs such as women's ceremonial performances.
 
Erected by Arizona State Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational AreasWomen.
 
Location. 35° 5.132′ N, 110° 38.541′ 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 eastern 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
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distance of this marker. Vandalized Kiva (within shouting distance of this marker); Paayu (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuvatukya'ovi (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiva - Underground House (within shouting distance of this marker); Illegal Digging (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homol'ovi II (about 400 feet away); Typical Room (about 500 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.) 
 
East Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
2. East Plaza Marker
The view of the East Plaza area and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
3. The view of the East Plaza area and Marker
 
 
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 215 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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