Keams Canyon, Arizona
Located on the Hopi
Indian Reservation, Awatovi Ruins is the site of one of the most
important Hopi Indian villages encountered by Coronado's men in
1540. It contains the remains of a 500-year-old pueblo and a
17th-century Spanish mission complex. Excavations were conducted
at the site by the Peabody Museum in the 1930s.
Overall, the site is in
good condition but there are still some ongoing problems that
need to be addressed, such as: Ongoing erosion of exposed walls. If left unchecked, these architectural features will eventually
collapse; the site is occasionally visited without permission by
tourists and, as a result, surface artifacts are being lost.
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