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Location: Arizona         Length: 27 min

Buried beneath a few feet of earth near the sacred San Francisco Peaks are the remains of prehistoric houses and villages up to 1500 years old. This is the land of the Sinagua and Cohonina, ancestors of the Hopi. These were pioneers, farmers and survivors. The most extensive archaeological excavation in the Flagstaff region of northern Arizona has yielded a fascinating story about these early settlers, their connections to the modern Hopi tribe, and how they were affected by the eruption of Sunset Crater in the late 11th Century.

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Arizona Archaeology (Archaeolink)

Arizona Department of Transportation

Arizona Humanities Council

Archaeology Southwest

City of Flagstaff

Desert Archaeology, Inc

The Hopi Tribe