Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Ruins State Park is a state park in Navajo County in the U.S. state of Arizona with an area of 18.2 km ². It is mainly a conservation reserve of archaeological sites of the Anasazi ( ancestral Puebloans ). It was closed for lack of money to the public on 22 February 2010 and is not accessible for the foreseeable future.

Homolovi is a word from the Uto -Aztecan language of the westernmost group of Pueblo Indians, the Hopi, and means " place of the little hills ". They live in northeast Arizona at the edge of the Painted Desert in a 12,635 km ² reservation.


The state park is located about 1.5 km north of Winslow. He can be reached via Interstate 40 and Arizona State Route 87. The altitude is 1478 m.


Already 1200-1400 lived in the barren landscape of the Hisatsinom. The Pueblo Homolovi II should have included up to 1,200 rooms and was probably abandoned because of a flood disaster. 1896 saw the first excavations and since then, a total of 340 sites discovered and exposed. The idea of ​​state parks in 1986 was ripe for decision on the initiative of the Hopi Indians and 1993 Homolovi Ruins State Park was opened. Overall, four of the ruins were recorded under the names Homolovi I ruin Homolovi II, III and Homolovi Homolovi Four ( IV) between 1983 and 1986 in the National Register of Historic Places in Arizona.