The center also houses the "Native Peoples of Illinois" exhibit, detailing historical information on the early inhabitants of Illinois and the "It Was Only a New World to Columbus" display, featuring stone tools and Ancestral Puebloan
Hooked onto a rope slung around a tree, National Park Service rock climber Dave Mealey walked backward off a cliff above Spruce Tree House, one of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan
cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.
of Pennsylvania Museum) have combined their efforts here to write a scholarly history of Basketmaker II and III (Ancestral Puebloan
) woven fiber sandals.
Mesa Verde, meaning "green table' in Spanish, was established as the first cultural park in the National Park System to preserve the cliff dwellings of the 13 centuries-old ancestral Puebloan
Famed for its perfectly restored Ancestral Puebloan
cliff dwellings and thousands of archaeological sites, Mesa Verde lies about 50 miles beyond Four Corners Monument.
We'll explore side canyons of the Escalante River, seek out Ancestral Puebloan
petroglyphs, and climb surrounding mesas for desert views stretching for miles.
Prouty will talk about the archaeoastronomy of Assyria, Egypt, Sub-Sahara Africa, Japan, Peru, and the Ancestral Puebloan
cultures of the American Southwest.
The Yellowhorse family helps you set up your campsite inside the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona and then takes you on a tour of local protected sites, including Ancestral Puebloan
ruins and petroglyphs.
And then there's its link to the ancestral Puebloan
dwellings preserved at Bandelier: Ancestors of today's Jemez tribe built sacred sites on 11,254-foot Redondo Peak, the highest point on the crater's rim.