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  • Cliff Dwelling, historic photograph

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    Perhaps the first photograph of a cliff dwelling in southwestern Colorado, Two Story House. The two individuals in the photograph are Captain John Moss, guide for the Hayden Survey, and Ernest Ingersoll, reporter with the Hayden Survey. Photographed by William Henry Jackson, 1874.
    Cliff Dwelling, historic photograph
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Fred M. Blackburn, The Wetherills: Friends of Mesa Verde (Durango, CO: The Durango Herald Small Press, 2006).

William D. Lipe, “History of Archaeology,” in Colorado Prehistory: A Context for the Southern Colorado River Basin, ed. William D. Lipe et al. (Denver: Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, 1999).

Florence C. Lister, Troweling Through Time: The First Century of Mesa Verdean Archaeology (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004).

Gustaf Nordenskiöld, The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde (Glorieta, New Mexico: Rio Grande Press, 1979; orig. in D. Lloyd Morgan, trans., The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde, Southwestern Colorado: Their Pottery and Implements [Chicago: P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1893]).

Additional Information: 

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

David Grant Noble, Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide, 2nd ed. (Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing Company, 2000).

David Grant Noble, ed., The Mesa Verde World: Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology (Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 2006).

Arthur H. Rohn, Mug House, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Archeological Research Series No. 7-D (Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971).

Ian Thompson, The Towers of Hovenweep (Moab, Utah: Canyonlands Natural History Association, 2004).

Ute Mountain Tribal Park.