Archaeological Sites in the US Southwest

The archaeological sites in the US Southwest include ancient sites in the desert. The articles are written by residents of the US Southwest fascinated by archaeology, who visit the sites often, both before and after learning intensively about them.

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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