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Cliff Palace

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 14:48, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 07:59

Cliff Palace

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Located in an alcove on the east wall of Cliff Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park , Cliff Palace is a 150-room cliff dwelling built by Ancestral Puebloans in the 1200s and rediscovered by rancher Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason in 1888. It is the largest and best-known cliff dwelling in Mesa...

Gustaf Nordenskiöld and the Mesa Verde Region

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 09:34, last changed on 01/31/2017 - 15:09
In 1891 the young Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiöld (1868–95) arrived in Colorado, seeking both a cure for his tuberculosis and a look at the wonders of the West. His experiences over the next two years set in motion a series of events that would ultimately lead to the passage of the first...

Richard Wetherill

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 10:53, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
Richard Wetherill (1858–1910) was a nineteenth-century rancher and explorer who made some of the most significant Ancestral Pueblo archaeological discoveries in Colorado and the Four Corners area. He brought these findings to the attention of the general public and led many expeditions that...

Rock Art of Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:34, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 09:20
Colorado is home to a rich variety of prehistoric and historic art carved on cliff sides and boulders. Most rock art is found in river basins. The mountain areas that cut a wide vertical swath through the state are relatively devoid of rock art. There are the two types of rock art: pecked art,...
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