Wukoki (HM14T5)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Coconino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 31.849', W 111° 19.767'

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Wukoki, a modern Hopi word for "Big House" was once home for two or three prehistoric Indian families. The inhabitants are believed to have been of the Kayenta Anasazi culture, judging from the types of artifacts found during excavation and stabilization. This site, occupied from approximately 1120-1210 A.D. afforded its occupants a commanding view of the surrounding terrain. The unusual three-story height, combined with its position atop this Moenkopi Sandstone outcrop, lends credence to the theory that this may have been one of several central or "focal" sites for the Anasazi Sinaguan People. It is visible from a great distance and from many perspectives in this area.

Three rooms are obvious today. Others were probably present during the period of occupation. A plaza area on the Southern side of the flat sandstone surface was likely used for daily activities such as food preparation, pottery-making, and may also have been an area for children to play. During mild weather it must have been a much more inviting place than the dark rooms of the pueblo.

The whole picture of this prehistoric community can only be completed with your assistance. Please leave the pottery sherds and other artifact where they are found. Do not deface the sandstone boulders and walls in any way. These are invaluable to archeologists who continue to study the ruins. Stay on marked tails to help preserve and protect this landscape, and the ancient ruins, for the enjoyment and education of future generations.
HM NumberHM14T5
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 470132 N 3931961
Decimal Degrees35.53081667, -111.32945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 31.849', W 111° 19.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 31' 50.94" N, 111° 19' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)928, 602, 520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3084-3112 Unnamed Road, Flagstaff AZ 86004, US
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