Friday, April 5, 2013

Our Life Is In Ruins

Wupatki National Monument covers 56 square miles of rugged land 38 miles north east of Flagstaff.  It protects a number of ancient ruins of puebloan peoples.

This monument contains over 800 ruins and had a population of over 4,000 people.

                           Wupatki Pueblo is the largest site in the monument.

It was a multi-level high-rise pueblo with about 100 rooms.

                                        There is a ceremonial ballcourt.

                                It had a community room that served as a meeting place.

We end our day by driving through the Navajo Reservation so we can visit Hopiland tomorrow.  Hopiland is the Hopi Reservation, completely surrounded by the Navajo and in a very remote area, containing the longest continually inhabited communities in the United States.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Looks like a history lesson if I ever saw one.