Description Mesa Verde, spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the ancestral pueblo people who made their home there for over 700 years, from A.D.600 to 1300. This photo is one of these ancient dwellings, called Square Tower House. I love the way this artwork provides a glimpse into the lives of these ancient people...... ..... ..... .....Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, to 'preserve the works of man'. It occupies 81.4 square miles (211 km2) near the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancestral Puebloan people, sometimes called the Anasazi. ..... ..... ..... .....The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300, though there is evidence they left before the start of the 15th century. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi are famous for their elegant basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records...... ..... ..... .....By 750, the people were building mesa-top villages made of adobe. In the late 1190s, they began to build the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is famous...... ..... ..... .....Mesa Verde is best known for cliff dwellings, which are structures built within caves and under outcropping in cliffs including Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. ***** ***** ***** *****If you are interested in other sizes, greeting cards, or prints on acrylic or metal, please check out our website at: http://alan-and-marcia-socolik.artistwebsites.com/
Alan And Marcia Socolik, henderson, nv Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement Alan and Marcia, Nevada residents, are avid photographers. Alan takes many photos while hiking around the area – you will see some of his dramatic landscape photos in our portfolio. Marcia looks at things from a different perspective – her photos are usually still life or photos of objects that she finds interesting or unique. Together, they present the eclectic display of photos which you see here.
As you can see, Marcia is camera-shy - she would rather be behind the lens than in front of it. ;)
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