Honanki and the Save America's Treasures Project: Partnerships in Preservation, Research, and Interpretation
Author(s): Peter Pilles
Honanki is a 13th century, ca. 60 room cliff dwelling in the scenic Red Rock country near Sedona, Arizona.. It has been a popular attraction to scientists and tourists ever since it was first reported by Jesse Walter Fewkes in 1895. Over the years, time and people had caused considerable disturbance to the site and damage was accelerating as Sedona became an ever-more popular recreational destination. To deal with these problems, the Coconino National Forest applied for a grant from the newly created Save America’s Treasures Grant Program in 1998. It was one of the first projects approved by the program, with the objectives to document the sites’ architecture and abundant pictographs, stabilize walls that were in danger of collapsing, construct trails and other infrastructure, and to provide interpretation for visitors. This presentation will discuss how the Forest was able to leverage the $93,400 dollars of the grant into a $220,758 project through the use of volunteers and donations. Today, over 22,000 people a year visit the site, thanks to the power of partnerships.
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Honanki and the Save America's Treasures Project: Partnerships in Preservation, Research, and Interpretation. Peter Pilles. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403705)
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