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Wupatki National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Where Were The Fields?

 
 
Where Were The Fields? Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
1. Where Were The Fields? Marker
Inscription.
Farming then did not mean vast fields like we use today. Anasazi and Sinagua people modified these small terraces to grow hand-tended corn, cotton, beans, and squash. We know the climate was about what it is now, very dry for farming. The terraces caught vital run-off from rain.

Behind you are rock circles that appear to be ruins of individual, separate rooms. These are common, but we do not know what they were used for.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 33.956′ N, 111° 28.277′ W. Marker is in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is on the trail between Nalakihu Pueblo and Citadel Pueblo, west of the Loop Road. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nalakihu (within shouting distance of this marker); The Citadel / Natural Features (within shouting distance of this marker); A Village/Abandonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Community (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of the Past (approx. 0.8 miles away); Box Canyon Ruins
Where Were The Fields? Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
2. Where Were The Fields? Marker
Looking SSE
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Dry Land Farming (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ancient Landscapes (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wupatki National Monument.
 
Also see . . .  Wupatki National Monument. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
View Near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
3. View Near the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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