Gone, But Not Forgotten

Ancient Pueblo Cultures, often called Anasazi, are the ancestors of the Pueblo Native Americans of the Four Corners region of the United States. Within this area many distinct cultures existed from around 7000 bce until nearly 1600 ce. While their cultures are gone, they aren’t forgotten. The remains of their cultures can be found in the community ruins, cliff dwellings, ceremonial features and petroglyphs in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Nearly all known archaeological features are preserved and maintained by the National Park Service, state historical societies and state parks, Native American groups or private organizations.

The cliff dwellings below are of a culture that lived in the area from 1100 to 1550 ce. Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico is at the far eastern part of the Ancient Pueblo people.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

 

Ancient Anasazi Ruins. There are numerous adobe dwellings like this through out the southwest.

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The cliff dwellings above are just to the right of the blue arrow. How in the world did they get in there?

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Photos taken at Junction Overlook, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona.

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