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Homol’ovi and Rock Art Ranch Pueblos and Petroglyphs Tour
September 8 @ 12:00 pm - September 9 @ 1:00 pm
Join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Homol’ovi and Rock Art Ranch Pueblos and Petroglyphs Tour” on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2023. Participants will meet at 12:00 noon on Friday at Homolovi State Park Visitor Center northeast of Winslow (from I-40 Exit 257 it’s 1.5 miles north on AZ-87). This 2-day tour will end on Saturday, September 9th at around 1:00 p.m. (or later). There is a requested donation of $109 per person ($87 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and S’edav Va’aki Museum Foundation members), which supports Old Pueblo’s education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures. The donation includes all site entry fees and Old Pueblo’s expenses but no transportation, lodging, or meals.
Archaeologists Rich Lange and Al Dart will lead this car-caravan educational tour to sites where archaeologists conducted excavations during the Arizona State Museum’s 1983-2016 Homol’ovi Research Program, and to the Rock Art Ranch petroglyphs in Chevelon Canyon. The tour will visit three of the largest Ancestral Hopi pueblos and an Early Agricultural-to-Great Pueblo period site in Homolovi State Park just outside Winslow, plus spectacular petroglyph panels near Winslow and at Rock Art Ranch south of Holbrook, Arizona. Sites to be visited on Friday include the Homolovi I (1280-1400 CE), Homolovi II (1360-1400), and Homolovi IV (1260-1280) pueblos, a Basketmaker II (Early Agricultural period, 500-850) to Pueblo II/III (1150-1225) village site, and a petroglyphs site north of Winslow. On Saturday, we’ll head to the Rock Art Ranch south of Holbrook to visit Brandy’s Pueblo (1225-1254) and a replica Navajo farmstead site before hiking down into Chevelon Canyon to see petroglyphs dating between 8000 BCE and the mid-1200s. Participants provide their own lodging, meals, and transportation.
Donations are due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 pm Friday September 1st, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caption: Arizona State Museum photo of a T-shaped kiva excavated at Homol’ovi II Pueblo, courtesy of Richard Lange; and Al Dart photos of some petroglyphs at Rock Art Ranch