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Cliff Dwelling

Added by yongli on 11/20/2015 - 14:00, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 01:07
The cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado are among the world’s greatest archaeological treasures. The term cliff dwelling can be applied to any archaeological site used as a habitation and located in an alcove or rock overhang; however, the most famous cliff dwellings are those created by...

Cliff Palace

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 14:48, last changed on 09/01/2017 - 01:07
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...

Richard Wetherill

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 10:53, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:26
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 08/31/2017 - 06:26
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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