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Mesa Verde in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Split-Level History

Mesa Verde National Park

 
 
Split-Level History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
1. Split-Level History Marker
Inscription.
Mesa-top and Alcove Living
Although the Puebloan used the cliff alcoves throughout the entire time they lived in Mesa Verde, the cliff dwellings themselves were not built until the final 75-100 years of occupation. For over 600 years these people lived primarily on the mesa tops.

Of 4000 ruins within the park only 600 are cliff dwellings. All of these cliff dwellings were built and occupied in A.D. 1200 and 1300.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 9.738′ N, 108° 28.5′ 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. Oak Tree House (approx. mile away); Fire Temple (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pithouse Life (approx. half a mile away); Canyon Barriers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mesa Verde Administrative District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Prehistoric Mesa Verde Reservoirs
Cliff Alcoves image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
2. Cliff Alcoves
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Far View Reservoir (approx. 5.7 miles away); A Monument to Time (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa Verde.
 
Categories. AnthropologyLandmarks
 
Cliff Alcoves image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
3. Cliff Alcoves
Cliff Alcoves image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
4. Cliff Alcoves
Sign at Parking Area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
5. Sign at Parking Area
Sign at the entrance to the park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 4, 2008
6. Sign at the entrance to the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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