Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dry Land Farming
Corn, squash and other crops were planted along the canyon slopes and wash bottoms. Small check dams along the drainage courses provided level areas for farming. These flat areas retained more moisture and the accumulated slit enriched the soil. The bottom of Box Canyon, below the ruins, may have been an ideal area for farming.
Juniper, amaranth, yucca, Indian rice grass and other native plants were used as food, along with antelope, rabbit, squirrels, packrats and reptiles name a few.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology Native Americans.
Location. 35° 34.686′ N, 111° 28.156′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Loop Road, on the right when traveling north. From Flagstaff, take US 89 north for 12 miles (19km), turn right at sign for Sunset Crater Volcano - Wupatki National Monuments. The Visitor Center is 21 miles (34km) from this junction. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Landscapes (within shouting distance of this marker); Box Canyon Ruins (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of the Past (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sunset Crater Volcano (about 600 feet away); Daily Life (about 600 feet away); Nalakihu (approx. 0.8 miles away); Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where Were The Fields? (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
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