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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 35° 33.971′ N, 111° 28.304′ W. Marker is in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on the trail leading west from the Loop Road parking pullout to Citadel Pueblo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Where Were The Fields? (within shouting distance of this marker); Nalakihu (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of the Past (approx. ¾ mile away); Box Canyon Ruins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dry Land Farming (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ancient Landscapes (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wupatki National Monument.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 3. submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.