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Cliff Dwelling

Added by yongli on 11/20/2015 - 14:00, last changed on 05/29/2020 - 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 09/09/2020 - 14:55
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. Navajo , Ute , Apache , and Pueblo people knew of the structures well before rancher Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason...

Richard Wetherill

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 10:53, last changed on 09/09/2020 - 15:14
Richard Wetherill (1858–1910) was a nineteenth-century rancher and explorer who lived in southwest Colorado. Although he is often credited with "discovering" some of the most significant Ancestral Pueblo archaeological sites in the Four Corners area, the sites had already been known to various...

Rock Art of Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:34, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:21
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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