Homolovi IV Eathquake/Rock Fall Damage

Year: 2003


On November 23, 2003 Doug Gann, an archaeologist who had worked with the Arizona State Museum Homolovi Project reported to the Homolovi Ruins State Park staff an incident at Homolovi IV on the west side where a large sandstone boulder (estimated at 7 x 5 x 3 meters and 260 tons) recently slid down from the top of the mesa. The boulder slid down ~ 13 meters, turned 90 degrees towards the south and dug down ~1 meter into the soil disturbing an area ~ 15 x 7 meters. This caused the exposure of a small amount of cultural material and what appears to be a recent pack rat nest and midden. Petroglyphs on the boulder appear to have been buried in fill on the west side.

Cite this Record

Homolovi IV Eathquake/Rock Fall Damage. 2003 ( tDAR id: 399351) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84X59NZ

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -110.677; min lat: 35.011 ; max long: -110.648; max lat: 35.052 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State Parks

Contributor(s): Leigh Jenkins Kuwanwisiwma; Rick Toomey; Doug Gann

Prepared By(s): Arizona State Museum

Submitted To(s): Arizona State Parks

File Information

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Homolovi-IV-Earthquake.pdf 497.88kb Dec 9, 2003 Sep 28, 2015 9:47:43 AM Public
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