Hopi Cultural Preservation

Our project is a collaborative undertaking between the University of Redlands and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office (HCPO).  In an effort to document and preserve Hopi culture, we collect both conventional archaeological data and Hopi traditional knowledge about ancestral Hopi villages.  Our goal is to produce information that is useful in both in archaeological research and in tribal cultural preservation programs.


For each ancestral Hopi village that we document, we:

  • Record surface architecture, to learn about the number of people who lived at the site and their social relationships.
  • Record surface artifacts, to learn about the age of the site, trade, and migration.
  • Record rock art, to learn about which clans and ceremonies were present at the site.

To learn more, visit Dr. Bernardini's project page