Southwestern Ruins

Mesa Verde Ruin - Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace ruin at Mesa Verde, one of the largest and best preserved Puebloan ruins. Ladder leads into a kiva.

 

View inside a kiva

View inside a kiva showing the ventilator passage, air deflector, and government issue ladder.

 

Moonhouse Ruin - Cedar Mesa

Inside Moonhouse Ruin, Cedar Mesa. Doors on left lead to smaller rooms.

 

Ancient Puebloan Ruin, Montezuma Canyon

A common scene -- remnants of a Puebloan ruin with rock art above it.

 

The Four Doors of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

The Four Doors of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

 

Hovenweep Ruin

The Puebloan ruins at Hovenweep National Monument are a combination of round and square towers.

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