Anasazi Pueblo in Monument

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Painted Hand Pueblo which dates back to the late 1200s was home to an extended family and includes a tower and sleeping rooms in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.  In the 164,000 acres the monument covers, there are 20,000 - 30,000 archeology sites. ..Canyon of the Ancients National Monument was home to the Anasazi people as early at 7500 B.C. For the past 8500 years, the Ancestral Puebloans, nomadic Ute and Navajo tribes have moved in and out of the region. ..The region had villages, field houses, dams, reservoirs, great kivas, cliff dwellings, shrines, sacred springs, agricultural fields, petroglyphs and sweat lodges.
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