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Indian Ruins, Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki Monument
This location is one the best I have seen for Indian Dwellings.

History:
Less than 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo was the largest pueblo around. It flourished for a time as a meeting place of different cultures. Yet this was one of the warmest and driest places on the Colorado Plateau, offering little obvious food, water, or comfort. How and why did people live here? The builders of Wupatki and nearby pueblos have moved on, but their legacy remains. Wupatki Pueblo was an important center for trade, judging from the exotic items found there. These include copper bells from Mexico, shell beads, and the remains of more than 40 macaws from Mesoamerica.

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Location Data
Date: 05.29.2011
Temp: 95°
Elevation: 6932 ft

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