Ancient Ruins and Dwellings

Ancient Creek Ruins, Sierra Ancha Wilderness

These ancient dwellings are built into a small alcove overlooking a creek in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness. Their likely construction, sometime between 1280 and 1350 A.D., was determined, in part, by the tree rings found in the beams along the roof. I have visited a number of ruins in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness, much of …

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Village Of Rio Puerco, Petrified Forest

This is the Village of Rio Puerco, thought to have been settled by the Pueblo natives (Anasazi) from 1250 to 1380 A.D. It is believed that a series of droughts led them from scattered living to congregating in large pueblo communities, such as this. The Village is located near the banks of the Puerco River. …

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Ancient Salado Cave Dwellings In The Superstition Wilderness

The Superstition Wilderness is rich in history and legend. It seems you could spend a lifetime searching every canyon, turning every corner, and climbing every mountain, and still not see it all.  While there is much to see, these dwellings—built around six-hundred years ago, and once called home by the Salado—is perhaps the most interesting …

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NEW! Ancient Arizona Photo Book!

For anyone interested, I just finished my design for Ancient Arizona: Ruins, Rock Art, and Relics, photo book! Sorry it took so long. I wanted the designs to be perfect. 20 pages / 26 photos. I’m hoping to knock out Amazing Arizona: Wilderness, Waterfalls, and Wildlife, by Wednesday—so they’re available for Christmas. #athew 2021 Calendars …

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700 Year Old Sedona Cliff Dwellings

This site is believed to be over 700 years old. Like many ruins in the Red Rocks of Sedona, it is built into a large natural enclave. This built-in security would have protected its inhabitants from many hazards, even keeping them dry in terrible storms. Today, that same protection helps to preserve this site from …

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