"ANASAZI (Old ones or Ancient ones)" Arizona by Grazina

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Wupatki National Monument , Flagstaff

Ancestral Puebloans Dwelling. Wupatki is one of the largest Indian ruins in northern Arizona, containing an amphitheater.
About a 45 minute drive on the north side of Flagstaff is this old Anasazi dwelling about 1500 year old. My mother said she doesn't know why these people build in this area, there is no water or animal life to keep the dweller feed.

HC 33, Box 444A, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, (928) 679-2365

On the Rez.

The neat part about Arizona is that anywhere you go in this whole State your always going to found something interesting. On our way home from Meteor Crater about 1.50 hrs going east of Flagstaff, we took a short cut on the back roads (that mean dirt roads), I saw this little patch of rock and it look interesting enough to get out of the pickup truck to take a look, to my surprise it was Petrify Wood (that means wood turn to ROCK), this place is not Petrify Forest, but a lonely place out in the middle of the Navajo Reservation. I found out later that this place was like a harden forest before people started taking piece by piece almost all of these beautiful "rock logs" home and sticking it in there front yard or lawn.

Dino egg!?!?!

This interesting looking thing pertruding out of the ground is possibly an dinosuar egg that may be millions of years old...but who knows for sure. It's interesting all the same.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The beauty of Arizona, please take pictures.
  • Cons:And nothing else but pictures you take.
  • In a nutshell:You see what happen to this Petrify forest...no longer a forest.
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  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2006 at 3:46 PM

    Hi, Grazina, great page and very unique travelogues! I'll be back to read more. Greetings from Poland :-)

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2005 at 3:43 PM

    Well, I kinda proud of myself ... I clicked on your Shi-Ma 'logue to see if your grandmother's picture was there :) So, Shi-ma is an elder female, and not just grandmother?

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2003 at 10:49 PM

    There has been much speculation that during the time the Anasazi built in the area there was much more rainfall.

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