Wupatki National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
This area seems quiet and lonely today - but not 800 years ago. This valley was used for farming and hunting by the people living in Citadel, Nalakihu, and other nearby pueblos, all inhabited at about the same time. (You can see the ruins of at least eight pueblos from here).
We don't know what their language sounded like, nor exactly what their ceremonies were; but people built homes, tended crops, prayed to their gods, and raised their children here.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 33.971′ N, 111° 28.304′ W. Marker is in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is on the trail leading west from the Loop Road parking pullout to Citadel Pueblo. 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. The Citadel / Natural Features (within shouting distance of this marker); A Village/Abandonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Were The Fields? (within shouting distance of this marker); Nalakihu (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of the Past Box Canyon Ruins (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.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
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