Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Mesa Verde - Colorado November 21st 2012

Mesa Verde National Park a U.S. National Park and World Heritage Site is located in Montezuma County, Colorado. The park created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, was established to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world.
It occupies 81.4 square miles (211 square kilometers) close to the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancestral Puebloan people called the Anasazi.
There are over 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people at the site.
The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi were famous for their basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records.
By 750, the people were building mesa-top villages made of adobe. In the late 1190s, they began to build the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is famous.

Mesa Top Village

Cliff Palace

Square Tower House

Long House

Mule Deer

Oak Tree House

Entry to the Park

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