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TUTUVENI PETROGLYPH SITE

TUTUVENI PETROGLYPH SITE
Hopi Tribal Land, United States
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BACKGROUND

The Tutuveni Petroglyph site boasts more than 5,000 Hopi clan symbols that were inscribed during the ceremonial pilgrimage to Ongtupqa, or the Grand Canyon, which is for many Hopi the point of their people’s emergence into the world. At this stopping point of the pilgrimage, Hopi carved symbols that relate to known historic and extinct Hopi tribal groups. The glyphs date from 1200 A.D. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Vandalism over the past 20 years has already significantly damaged the petroglyphs at Tutuveni, and the severity of the defacement has escalated in recent years. In order to protect the petroglyphs from irreparable damage, WMF documented and protected the site in 2010. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Tutuveni Petroglyph Site represents a vital and fragile cultural heritage monument that allows Hopi youth to celebrate their ancestral heritage and have provided valuable information to scholars on the evolution of the Hopi. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Indian Tribes Join Forces to Save Petroglyph Site
Associated Press, Friday, January 27, 2012
RELATED LINKS

CyArk Web Portal & Blog

  • CyArk, WMF, and partners launch the Hopi web portal, including a multimedia gallery, GIS interface, virtual tour, and more.
  • CyArk's Kristina Sturm  and Lee Wayne Lomayestewa from the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office blog about digitally documenting the petroglyphs at Tutuveni.