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Pasiwvi LbNA #75113

Owner:Wisconsin Hiker Contact Supporter
Plant date:Nov 1, 2020
Found by: JoySong
Last found: Sep 28, 2021
Hike distance:.5 mi
Last edited:Nov 3, 2020
Last checked/found: 1-NOV-2020

Location: nedlE olbeuP is located one mile north of the Flagstaff Mall on the west side of U.S. Highway 89 North, just south of its junction with Townsend-Winona Road. A sign for “E P Ruins” leads into the parking lot. NO fee required.

Distance/Terrain. A short, fairly easy walk on sandy/dirt trail and level grassy area.

nedlE olbeuP, or Pasiwvi (“Pah-see-’oo-vi”) is recognized by the Hopi people as an ancestral village, occupied from A.D. 1070 to about A.D. 1275. Archaeologists refer to these people as the Sinagua, a term that comes from an early Spanish name for the San Francisco Peaks, the “Sierra Sin Agua”, or, “Mountains Without Water”. Hopi refer to their ancestors as Hisatsinom and Pasiwvi is the “place of coming together” or “place where decisions were made”. It is believed that this site was home to as many as 200 people within 60–70 rooms.

The logo for the EP site is a black-on-white pregnant antelope effigy jar. It was traded to Pasiwvi by the Pueblo people who lived in the Little Colorado River Valley area near Winslow, AZ.

Park your car and go through the opening on the west end of the parking lot. Sign in at the register, take a brochure and follow the path up to take a self-guided tour of this interesting cultural site. It’s amazing to think about how long ago people have inhabited this area and to wonder what they would think about how WE live today.

After visiting the site, return to the registration box and turn around to see a trail on the other side of the gravel. Follow the trail past a culvert and a fence line. Pass a green gate and continue forward until you end at a “T” which is the AZ Trail (which stretches for ~800 miles from Mexico to Utah). Turn left towards Utah for ~15 steps. Take a compass bearing of 290° and take 75 steps to a cluster of small boulders behind a pine tree. One boulder doesn’t have lichen, but DOES have a smaller rock resting against it to cover the relic you seek. When you replace the box, please cover with debris and the rock so the ancient jar can be found again by future knowledgeable explorers. Return the way you came.

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