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The Blowhole

blowhole.jpg Ballcourt Interpretative PanelThumbnailsThe Blowhole Interpretative Panel

This intriguing geological feature was unearthed during the 1965 excavations of the Wupatki Ballcourt. After its discovery, the National Park Service bricked in the opening, giving the blowhole the appearance it has today and allowing visitors the experience of feeling the rush of air from the opening.

It is unknown if the people of Wupatki were aware of the blowhole, and if they were, what significance the feature may have held to prehistoric people.

Meghann M. Vance, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories
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