Welcome to the Homol’ovi Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (HUROP) blog. HUROP combines my long-term archaeological research interests in the Homol’ovi area of northeastern Arizona with undergraduate education and collaborative public outreach. With funding from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program and the University of Michigan, college students from all over the country participated in the fieldwork and then shared what they learned with the public during the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008. Excavations focused on two archaeological sites within the Homol’ovi Ruins State Park: AZ J:14:36, a pithouse village next to the Park’s visitors center, and Creswell Pueblo, an Archaeological Conservancy site. We posted weekly journal entries from excavation areas during the 2007 and 2008 field season (see the fieldwork page).
Currently, students are working in the lab on artifact analyses and various public outreach projects. Progress in these areas will continue to be shared via online journal entries on the research and public outreach pages.
This blog is an experiment in sharing aspects of an on-going archaeological research project. I welcome your thoughts and comments about the information we are sharing. We have also created a HUROP facebook group, if you would like to get regular updates on developments at the Homol’ovi Ruins State Park where the sites are located.
Enjoy, Lisa Young