“Spruce Tree House, constructed between about 1211 and 1278 CE by the ancestors of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest, … contains about 130 rooms and 8 kivas built into a natural alcove measuring up to 216 ft (66 m) wide and 89 ft (27 m) deep. Thought to have been home for about 60 to 80 people.
…first discovered in 1888, when two local ranchers chanced upon it while searching for stray cattle.” www.nps.gov/meve/learn/historyculture/cd_spruce_tree_hous...
Wait, what? Surely it was “first discovered” about 1211 by the people who engineered and built it, right?
Two exposures, blended end to end. Geotag is approximate. Why the #^@& can’t I pass geotags from Apple Photos to Flickr?
Happy Mono Monday!
6 Feb 2023; 00:45 UTC
Tags: cliff dwelling Spruce Tree House Ancestral Puebloan Mesa Verde Colorado Monochrome B&W Black and White HMM Architecture Anthropocene