A Bita Mesa Verde

Hope all is going well with my friends and readers this Mothers day 2014, happy mothers day to one an all, some moms i thought of today brought a tear to my eye an heart and others did not, especially yes, thankful for my mom for bringing me here πŸ™‚ to where i am at today THANKS MOM!..to that note i am going to share a few pics i took at mesa verde, it is open for th season till november and anyone that has never visited Mesa Verde, Colorado and gets a chance is werth hanging out for a day at the park, even if ur life isn’t in ruins ya can still visit em πŸ™‚ lol an well, if u think ur life is in ruins maybe ya ought to visit here to find out u don’t have it so bad after all!

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*****sumtimes jest getting home is half the problem if ya lived there!*****

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Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States

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Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. It is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States.[3] The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, or as he said, “preserve the works of man”. It is the only cultural National Park set aside by the National Park System.[4] It occupies 81.4 square miles (211Β km2) near the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples, sometimes called the Anasazi. There are over 4000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people at the site.

The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300, though there is evidence they left before the start of the 15th century. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi are famous for their elegant basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records.

By the year 750 the people were building mesa-top villages made of adobe. In the late 1190s they began to build the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is famous.

Mesa Verde is best known for cliff dwellings, which are structures built within caves and under outcroppings in cliffs β€” including Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The Spanish term Mesa Verde translates into English as “green table”. It is considered to contain some of the most notable and best preserved archaeological sites.[5]

http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm

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5 thoughts on “A Bita Mesa Verde

  1. I remember walking through Mesa Verde some years ago, I could hear the voices of those who lived there from the past. It was so amazing, I don’t ever recall having this happen before or since then. It is a incredible place. Thanks for sharing.

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