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Mesa Verde National Park
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 6-12th century
Date of Inscription: 1978
Location: North America, United States of America, Colorado
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Description: At an altitude of more than 2,600 m lies a grand concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings, which were built between the 6th and the 12th century on the Mesa Verde plateau in south-west Colorado. About 4,400 sites have been recorded, among them villages built atop the Mesa. Imposing cliff dwellings also grace the site, assembled of stone and encompassing over a 100 rooms. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The park occupies 81.4 square miles (211 square kilometers) and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the ancient Pueblo people. It is best known for several spectacular cliff dwellings — structures built within caves and under outcroppings in cliffs — including Cliff Palace, which is thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The Spanish term Mesa Verde translates into English as "green table". --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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