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Trail of the Ancients - Anasazi Heritage Center

Trail of the Ancients - Anasazi Heritage Center

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Anasazi Heritage Center is a museum filled with hands-on and permanent exhibits, interpretive displays, and films that explore Puebl... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Reconstructed Anasazi Ruins

Scenic Byway 12 - Reconstructed Anasazi Ruins

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Angel explores the Anasazi buildings at Anasazi State Park. Location: Anasazi State Park, Utah (37.909° N 111.423° W) Status: Public d... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Sculpture Outside the Anasazi Village Museum

Scenic Byway 12 - Sculpture Outside the Anasazi Village Museum

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This sculpture is located at the Anasazi Village State Park in Boulder, Utah. Location: Boulder, Utah (37.910° N 111.424° W) Status: P... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Granary near the Escalante River

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Granary near the Escalante River

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: An Anasazi granary sits in the cliffs down by the Escalante River. Location: Utah (37.774° N 111.452° W) Status: Public domain. Photo ... more

Trail of the Ancients - Display at the Anasazi Heritage Center

Trail of the Ancients - Display at the Anasazi Heritage Center

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Found in the Anasazi Heritage Center, this informative panel is one of many displays that interprets the history and culture of the regi... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Village Ruins

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Village Ruins

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Take a walk around Anasazi Village State Park to see the ruins that have been uncovered here. Location: Anasazi State Park, Utah (37.91... more

San Juan Skyway - Anasazi Heritage Center

San Juan Skyway - Anasazi Heritage Center

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Greenery graces the grounds at the entrance to the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, CO. Location: Dolores, Colorado (37.476° N 108.5... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Close-Up of Anasazi Granary at "Intrigue of the Past"

Scenic Byway 12 - Close-Up of Anasazi Granary at "Intrigue of the Past...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: You'll need a pair of binoculars or a telephoto lens to get this close a look at this archaeological site. Location: Utah (37.911° N 11... more

San Juan Skyway - Looking Down on the Anasazi Heritage Center

San Juan Skyway - Looking Down on the Anasazi Heritage Center

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This is a view taken from a plane or similar vehicle, looking south. McPhee Reservoir is to the right of the photo, the center to the bo... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Granary-- an "Intrigue of the Past."

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Granary-- an "Intrigue of the Past."

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Look for granaries like this Anasazi Granary all along Scenic Byway 12. Location: Utah Status: Public domain. Photo by A. E. Crane Dig... more

Trail of the Ancients - Anasazi Heritage Center Plaza Lecture

Trail of the Ancients - Anasazi Heritage Center Plaza Lecture

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A crowd listens to a program presented in the outdoor plaza at the Anasazi Heritage Center. Location: Dolores, Colorado (37.476° N 108.... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Granary at "Intrigue of the Past" Pullout

Scenic Byway 12 - Anasazi Granary at "Intrigue of the Past" Pullout

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This Anasazi granary is barely visible high in a niche in the rocks above the roadside pullout. Location: Intrigue of the Past Pullout,... more

Scenic Byway 12 - A Reconstructed Anasazi House

Scenic Byway 12 - A Reconstructed Anasazi House

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A park ranger explains the building style of the Anasazi at the Anasazi Village State Park in Boulder, Utah. Location: Boulder, Utah (3... more

Scenic Byway 12 - Pit Dwelling at Anasazi Museum

Scenic Byway 12 - Pit Dwelling at Anasazi Museum

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The darkness in the photo is an ancient pit dwelling: nice place to spend hot summer days. Location: Boulder, Utah (37.911° N 111.423° ... more

The ruins of Dominguez Pueblo, built around 1100 A.D., outside the Anasazi Heritage Center, a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) Culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region near Dolores in Montezuma County, Colorado

The ruins of Dominguez Pueblo, built around 1100 A.D., outside the Ana...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It is also the informational starting point for visits to the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, not far away. Four Corners re... more

The Anasazi Heritage Center, a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) Culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region near Dolores in Montezuma County, Colorado

The Anasazi Heritage Center, a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or An...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The center is also the informational starting point for visits to the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, not far away. Four Co... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, instructors inform students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, instructors inform students, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs student...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Col...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Stone pathway in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi or "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Stone pathway in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs student...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith waves to an observation area high above the Cliff Palace ruins that she was visually documenting at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County. Photographer Ted Landphair

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith waves to an observation area high abov...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

An early bread oven of the Anasazi, or "ancient ones," sheltered at the Crow Canyon Archeological Center. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

An early bread oven of the Anasazi, or "ancient ones," sheltered at th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

A portion of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

A portion of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in sou...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Sign in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi or "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Sign in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

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The Milky Way and stars fill the night sky above an Ancestral Puebloan ruin at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.

Tree in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi or "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Tree in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Col...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Col...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Some of the artifacts extracted, cleaned and catalogued, and protected in this "curation room" at the Crow Canyon Archeological Center. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado. These objects eventually are given to the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Colorado, which displays the culture and history of the Ancestral Pueblo people

Some of the artifacts extracted, cleaned and catalogued, and protected...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs student...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Living-room fireplace of the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

Living-room fireplace of the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith pauses in her shoot of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County. Photographer Christy Brown

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith pauses in her shoot of the Cliff Palac...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs student...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

A kiva, or room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, adjacent to the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi -- or Ancient Ones -- period more than 2,000 years ago. While Colorado property-rights laws allow the parcels' owners to extract artifacts such as ceramic pots from their land, the development's covenants require strict oversight by certified archaeologists and forbid the sale of these artifacts. The kiva and other nearby archaeological ruins are protected by a steel roof and stone wall built by the Hansons

A kiva, or room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, adjacent to t...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

Masonry remnant and surroundings in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant and surroundings in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

A kiva, or room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, adjacent to the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

A kiva, or room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, adjacent to t...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

Desert terrain in the Montezuma County, Colorado, portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Desert terrain in the Montezuma County, Colorado, portion of Hovenweep...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Desert terrain in the Montezuma County, Colorado, portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Desert terrain in the Montezuma County, Colorado, portion of Hovenweep...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Pond and small statue of a porcupine outside the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

Pond and small statue of a porcupine outside the home of Archie and Ma...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, learn about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, students, part of a cadre in ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs students, part of a cadre in the center's visiting residential program for young people, about the Anasazi, the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indians in the artifact-rich valleys and mesa tops of Montezuma County in the southwest corner of Colorado

At the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, an instructor informs student...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Mesa Verde National Park's "Hemenway House view" cliff dwellings in a canyon wall and the rim above, scorched by a fast-moving wildfire in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

Mesa Verde National Park's "Hemenway House view" cliff dwellings in a ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Col...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

A kiva, or room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, adjacent to the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

A kiva, or room used by Puebloans for religious rituals, adjacent to t...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

Desert blooms in the Montezuma County, Colorado, portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Desert blooms in the Montezuma County, Colorado, portion of Hovenweep ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

Outside wall displaying archaeological artifacts retrieved from digs outside the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

Outside wall displaying archaeological artifacts retrieved from digs o...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

Interior of a recreated hogan, or adult residence, of the early Anasazi, or "ancient ones," built at the Crow Canyon Archeological Center in southwestern Colorado

Interior of a recreated hogan, or adult residence, of the early Anasaz...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The center conducts digs and other archaeological research, education and preservation programs, and partnerships with American Indian... more

Staircase in the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

Staircase in the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Ca...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

View of the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

View of the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ra...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

A portion of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

A portion of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in sou...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument, a widely dispersed example of architectural ruins from the Anasazi "ancient people's" period preceding the arrival of Puebloan Indian tribes in the lands where present-day Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet

Masonry remnant in the Colorado portion of Hovenweep National Monument...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. The towers were bui... more

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

The Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Col...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

Spanish-mission-like annex to the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, founders of Indian Camp Ranch, a highly unusual development of residential estates atop a plateau in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County, near Cortez

Spanish-mission-like annex to the home of Archie and Mary Hanson, foun...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1,200-acre development is comprised of 32 parcels atop more than 210 archaeological sites from the Anasazi period more than 2,000 ... more

A portion of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado's Montezuma County

A portion of the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park in sou...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. Tree ring dating from logs used in the complex indicates that constructio... more

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FajadaButte_MilkyWay_CHCA_BMFoott

The Milky Way rises above Fajada Butte in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.

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AztecRuins_Ranger_BMFoott

A park ranger stands inside an Ancestral Puebloan ring of stones and points his laser to a planet in the night sky at Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico.

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AztecRuins_Night_BMFoott

Stars dance in the night sky above an Ancestral Puebloan ruin at Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico.