Homolovi II Ruins

Homolovi II Ruins

To begin our Fall break we stopped at Homolovi State Park. The Homolovi II archaeological site housed between 750-1,000 people in a 1,200 room village. Built around 1330 A.D. near the Little Colorado River, the people raised corn, beans, squash, and cotton. The largest of some 40 kivas measures 19.7 feet by 32.8 feet and 6.6 feet deep. The site offers a view of the San Francisco Peaks, home of katsina spirits.

We also visited Homolovi I where signage informed us that in 1896 the Smithsonian archeologist Jesse Walter Fewkes focused on the cemetery areas of four separate sites. Speculation is that these sites were abandoned by 1400.

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