Archaeological Sites

Posts in this categoryare based on our authors’ first-hand experiences of visiting the archaeological sites, and years of reading about them from experts in the field.

Coatimundi on Temple IV in Tikal

My Amazing Encounters With Wildlife in Tikal National Park

It may not be the main reason to visit the famous archaeological site, but encounters with wildlife in Tikal are an added benefit of the experience. First and foremost known as an ancient Maya archaeological site, Tikal is also a protected wildlife preserve. During my recent visit, besides the famous pyramid-temples, I enjoyed the dense […]

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Chaco National Park

How To Visit Chaco Canyon: A Complete Guide To The Ancient Structures

Preserving the largest concentration of large-scale ancient structures in the Four Corners built by the Ancestral Puebloans, Chaco Canyon is one of the most studied archaeological sites in the U.S. Southwest. Along with Aztec Ruins and several smaller Chacoan sites, the ancient ruins in Chaco Canyon are a designated UNESCO Heritage site since 1987, recognized

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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park

9 Spectacular Ancient Ruins In The Four Corners Area Worth A Visit

Thousands of ancient ruins lay scattered all over the US Southwest, especially in the Four Corners area. The high deserts of the Colorado Plateau where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona meet feature a spectacular landscape, filled with gorgeous rock formations visible for miles.And yet, the geological wonders tell only part of the story of

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