It seems there is so little focus on the peoples who lived here before modern times and this place is such a great way to understand how advanced societies were that were living here a long time ago. What a great park to visit. We were there last weekend and really enjoyed it. This is a view from inside looking out.
The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities in this area about 600 years ago. Several thousand Ancestral Pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walled canyons. They were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s.
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These last two are of photos of rebuilt homes to show how it would have looked.