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|Location||Mesa Verde, Colorado map|
|Date||1200 to 1300 timeline|
|Building Type||multifamily housing complex|
|Construction System||rough stone masonry|
|Notes||"Cliff Palace", at Chapin Mesa, Chaco Canyon. See also Mug House.|
|Discussion||Cliff Dwelling Commentary
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site:
"A great concentration of Anasazi Indian dwellings, built from the 6th to the 12th centuries, can be found on the Mesa Verde plateau in southwest Colorado, at an altitude of more than 2,600 metres. Some 3,800 sites have been recorded, including villages built on the plateau, and imposing cliffside sites, built of stone and comprising more than 200 houses. "
Sources on Cliff Dwelling
Howard Davis. Slides from photographer's collection. PCD .0405.
Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.
Art Paz, Eugene, Oregon. Slides from photographer's collection, June 1980. PCD.2287.1022.1938.035, spruce tree house kiva. PCD.2287.1022.1938.035, cliff palace overview.
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
Links on Cliff Dwelling
Official park web site
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