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.
Location. 37° 9.792′ N, 108° 29.082′ W. Marker is in Mesa Verde, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is on Mesa Top Loop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesa Verde National Park CO 81330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fire Temple (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oak Tree House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Canyon Barriers Split-Level History (approx. half a mile away); Mesa Verde Administrative District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs (approx. 5½ miles away); Far View Reservoir (approx. 5½ miles away); A Monument to Time (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa Verde.
Categories. • Anthropology • Landmarks • Native Americans •
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