From about 1100-1275 AD, (over 800 years ago) people called the Sinagua, made this site in the tall pines of Northern Arizona their home. Today the Hopi refer to Elden Pueblo as their Pavasioki, or special place from which their ancestors migrated. This prehistoric pueblo site was first studied by Jesse Walter Fewkes in 1926, and has been extensively studied by the US Forest Service archaeologists for over 30 years. It contains the remnants of pit houses, pueblo structures with over 40 rooms, mounds, a large community room, and other features. Excavation is now considered complete, and many of the the walls are stabilized. Interpretive signage allows the visitor an insight into life in the pre-Columbian northern forests of Arizona. Located on Highway 89 on the east edge of Flagstaff. Free admission. Archaeologists may be at work on weekends, and archaeology field schools jointly operated by the US Forest Service and the Arizona Archaeological Society may be in session during the season. Nominated by and recommended by the Arizona Archaeological Society.
Latitude: 35.1850329 Longitude: -111.6375732 Elevation: 6882 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
Ron is the Chair of the Arizona Archaeological Society, a group of professional and avocational archaeologists which was founded in 1964. It now has 12 Chapters throughout the state, with over 600 members. Members of the Society have worked in several of the sites nominated as well as in many sites elsewhere in Arizona, and continues to support the land managers with maintenance and preservation crew help when called upon. They are avid travelers throughout the southwest and never miss an opportunity to visit a new site or enjoy a new study opportunity. Many Arizona parks and museums in Arizona take advantage of these volunteers to do docent work as well as other tasks requiring knowledgeable, enthusiastic archaeology advocates.
Hours OpenDaylight to dark
Time Period Represented1100-1275 AD
Seasons Openyear around
ADA Accessibility Notes
Gravel trails are ADA accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets must be on leash.