Mesa Verde Colorado Cliff Dwellers

Need to add something here about the Pueblo Natives. They are simply amazing. This image is the cliff side and canyon in Mesa Verde National Park. It is MASSIVE. This picture doesn’t do it justice. I couldn’t see the bottom of the canyon. The cliff side looks tiny from this image, like it could be a pile of rocks. Then look at the second image—a close up of the dwelling. These dwelling ran all along this cliff like a neighborhood. Like a 6 year old, I was filled with endless questions. How’d they get there? How’d they build these dwellings, some as high as 4 or 5 stories. How’d they get up and down the cliffside? Food, water, bathroom? How’s they carry the materials? Make pottery? It is a site(s) to see…perhaps they were not limited by their thinking like we are—we can’t fly we think, we can’t travel like star trek (beam me up scottie) we think, we can’t exist in multiple dimensions at the same time we think. hmmmmm.

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Top Photo: Cliff Side Where Pueblo Native Lived. Sun Point View A.D. 1200-1300.

Visible from this are a dozen cliff dwellings set in alcoves high up in Cliff and Fewkes Canyon. Between the years A.D. 1200 and 1300, half the population of Chapin Mesa was concentrated here in these dwellings. Meanwhile, many more thousands of people were living to the north of Mesa Verde along the Dolores River and in Montezumz Valley.

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Above: Close up of Cliff Dwelling

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