Mesa Verde in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mesa Verde National Park
The grinding stone and slab - mano and metate - symbolize the Anasazi's new ties to the mesa top. Grinding corn into cornmeal was a constant chore. Dried or parched corn could be stored in pottery vessels for years in the dry, Southwest climate. The stored corn enabled the Anasazi to survive the long, cold winters.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Landmarks • Native Americans.
Location. 37° 9.792′ N, 108° 29.082′ W. Marker is in Mesa Verde, Colorado, in Montezuma Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesa Verde National Park CO 81330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire Temple (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oak Tree House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Time of Transition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Canyon Barriers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cliff Dwelling Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ties that Bind (approx. half a mile away); Years of Activity (approx. half a mile away); Years of Change (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa Verde.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.