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Title: Mesa Verde


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Mesa Verde
  • Green Table

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  • Perhaps most well known of ancient ruins
  • In southwestern corner of Colorado
  • It is 25 miles long with cliffs that reach 2000
    ft. above Montezuma Valley.
  • The Anasazi lived there for 600 years before
    building the cliff dwellings.
  • No one is sure why they left.

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  • One theory of why they may have left is because
    of a 23 year drought.
  • Before the Anasazi built the cliff dwellings they
    had pit houses down in the ground (which were
    actually on the mesa tops)
  • From 1100 to 1300 the population may have reached
    several thousand, but the rooms only held 2 to 3
    people at a time.

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  • It took 23 years after the ruins were discovered
    to be protected by the Federal Antiquities Act.
    It was heavily pillaged because of the know
    wickerwork, etc. of the Anasazi.
  • Mesa Verde Park contains 52,073 acres.
  • Many of the dwellings are visible from the road
    but not open to visitors, to try and keep them
    preserved.

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  • The largest building created held 200 rooms. It
    was called the cliff palace.
  • Another reason they think the Anasazi may have
    left is because the land they farmed was on top
    of the plateau that they lived in and the soil
    was washed off, leaving them no land to farm and
    no way to survive.

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