Sinagua Cliff Face Rock Formation - Stock image

Arizona, Rock - Object, Southwest USA, Cliff, Extreme Terrain

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Stock photo ID:173389162
Upload date:July 10, 2013

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This is one view from inside an ancient Sinagua Indian cliff dwelling high atop a desert promentory. The site was selected for its easily defensible position. On the opposite side of the site a rock wall was constructed to protect a more easily accessed approach. The wall contains portals where rocks were omitted so that arrows could be fired through them. Visibility on that side is excellent across the high desert terrain. Site selection was critical for the Sinagua, and perfectly executed here. This culture combined hunting and gathering with agriculture, but the latter was challenging in this arrid, wilderness terrain. A small number of worn petroglyphs exist, etched into the sandstone interspersed with the volcanic rock at the site. The exact site location, which requires considerable effort to reach, is intentionally omitted. Its estimated age dates to 1300 AD - 1400 AD. Remote Sinagua Cliff Dwelling Site, Northern Arizona, 2013.
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