Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly

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Date: ca.1100 to ca.1300
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.

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Kua-0067
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Description: Closer view of the White House Ruin under the towering desert varnish streaked cliffs of Canyon de Chelly. It is named for a white plastered wall in the upper dwelling.
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Kua-0064
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Description: General view of Canyon del Muerto
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Kua-0065
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Description: Antelope House Ruin in Canyon del Muerto, from overlook. Long fingers of 'desert varnish' stripe the cliff, Navajo fields at base, and Ancestral Puebloan ruins tucked into the cleft.
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Kua-0066
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Description: White House Ruins in its dramatic setting in Canyon de Chelly.
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Kua-0068
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Description: Distinctive form and texture of crossbedded De Chelly sandstone, formed from ancient windblown sand dune deposits.
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Kua-0069
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Description: Close view of toe and hand holds in the canyon wall, used by the Ancestral Puebloans.
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Kua-0070
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Description: Weathered sandstone outcropping in Canyon del Muerto with trail of toeholds used by the Ancestral Puebloans.
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Kua-0071
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Description: General view of Canyon del Muerto with present day Navajo farmstead in the bottom.
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Kua-0072
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Description: Big Hand Ruin in Canyon del Muerto.
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Kua-0073
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Description: Closer view of the ruin tucked under the sandstone cliffs. Note figural pictograph on alcove wall left of the building.
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Kua-0074
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Description: Junction Ruin, so named for its proximity to the junction of Canyon del Muerto and Canyon de Chelly.
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Kua-0075
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Description: Closer view of Junction Ruin which had seven rooms. The rounded form of its kiva is clearly visible.
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Kua-0076
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Description: Total view of the ruin with its storeroom tucked into the corner at left for storage of beans and corn.
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Kua-0077
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Description: First Ruin, seen in its setting in Canyon de Chelly above Chinle Wash.
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Kua-0078
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Description: Closer view of First Ruin, so-called because it is the first ruin encountered after entering Canyon de Chelly.
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Kua-0079
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Description: Close view of First Ruin, with 14 rooms and two kivas. The curved form of one kiva is seen in the center of the buildings.
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Kua-0080
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Description: Pictographs in Canyon de Chelly: zig-zag line, animals, and human figures; row of ducks at right.
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Description: Petroglyphs in Canyon de Chelly: symbols, figures, and animals.
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Description: Petroglyphs in Canyon de Chelly: symbols and figures, including Kokopelli playing his flute.
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