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The big change since I was last here is the fact that these ruins are now stabilized and covered. In the 70's the sites were open to the elements.
Here's what they mean by canyon barriers
Another example of why it would be hard to sneak up on them.
Eventually they began to master stone construction and came out of the ground and began building above ground.
About 1200 AD the Anasazi moved off the mesa and began constructing their villages in the alcoves of the cliffs. No one seems to know why this happened or the purpose. In the late 1200's in the space of a generation or two this was all abandoned. Tomorrow we will move on to the cliff dwellings.
Laundry was completed yesterday, so I have the entire day off to enjoy the good life.