Nov 122015


The Navajo County Historical Society is hosting an opportunity for the public to learn the results of a three-year excavation of an ancestral Pueblo village in Navajo County at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, in the Route 66 Auditorium at the historic Navajo County Courthouse in downtown Holbrook.

In 2012, a University of Arizona Field School under the direction of Arizona State Museum archaeologist Richard Lange, E. Charles Adams, PhD, and university graduate student Samantha Fladd started the excavation.

The habitation site, previously known as the Multi-Kiva, dates mainly to the Pueblo III Period, A.D. 1100-1225. The villages consist of approximately 25 to 30 rooms on the ground level. There are also some areas of two-story room blocks.

The photo presentation will be given by Darlene Brinkerhoff, one of the field school’s excavation crew chiefs.

A suggested donation for the program is $5, with all proceeds used to support the NCHS museum collections and archival work. Individuals or groups interested in attending may reserve a seat by contacting Brinkerhoff at (928) 241-1324. Seating for the program is limited to 40 people.

Refreshments will be available. An added feature for those interested will be a tour of the museum’s archaeology collections following the photo presentation of man’s community and home 800 years ago.