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Hopi Students To Experience Tutuveni and Tribal History in 3D

Native American Hopi students see Tutuveni in a 3D demonstration meant to teach them about their Native American history.
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Hopi high school students will get to see Tutuveni or “newspaper rock”—a petroglyph site on Navajo Nation land that is sacred to the Hopi—in three dimensions from their classroom tomorrow.

On June 22, Wesley Bernardini, archaeologist and associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Redlands, will demonstrate 3D educational modules he developed in collaboration with The Redlands Institute.

The “video game-like presentation that is being introduced as a way to pass Hopi tradition and experience of the pre-contact Arizona landscape to high school students,” states a press release announcing the demonstration.

“The digitally-rendered landscapes allow students to virtually fly through space and time between villages and prominent landforms through line-of-sight analyses that help visualize the migration pathways that brought clans to the Hopi mesas from 1200 A.D. to present times.”

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The demonstration will take place in the board conference room at the Hopi Junior Senior High School, on State Highway 264 in Kearns Canyon, Arizona. For more information call 928-738-5111.