Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Height: 12 in;8.5 in
Width: 15 in;11.5 in
Note: Framed dimensions;Photo dimensions
Ruins of a stone village under the edge of a cliff.
Mesa Verde National Park protects nearly 5,000 archaeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings belonging to the Ancestral Pueblo people who made this site their home from approximately AD 600 to 1300. Cliff Palace is a cliff dwelling comprised of 150 rooms and probably held a population of 100 people. Cliff dwellings like this one were constructed with sandstone, mortar, and wooden beams.