Monday, March 5, 2012

Arizona, 3/4/12, Clarksdale

On the Road Again Sunday Mar. 4. Happy anniversary wishes to my sister, Kathy and her husband, Dick. Best wishes for many, many more.

To Tuzigoot National Monument. This area was inhabited by about 225 Sinagua Indians from about 1125 to 1400 AD. The dwellings were built on a hill overlooking the Verde River. The pueblo had 86 ground floor rooms and a number of upper level rooms. Access to the rooms was by ladders. The total area of pueblo was about 500 feet long and 100 feet wide.

View of the rooms.

One of the rooms with a Metates (grinding stone) displayed.

The lower portion of this wall is the original wall. If you look closely you can see concrete mortar. The Indians used mud of the local soil which can withstand the area's weather.

The ceiling was log beams, twigs, woven yucca mat sealed with mud for the flooring.

A view from the top room, the town of Jerome. We didn't journey there as we were told the road was very, very narrow and lots so switchbacks.

We quit touring early today, Ellie did some cooking and cleaning while Phil did some outside cleaning of the RV. We are at Cordes Junction Motel & RV Park.

Location:Clarksdale and Cordes Junction Lake, AZ

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