Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Honanki cliff dwellings

Two pueblos in cliff overhangs, inhabited by Sinagua people in 1100 - 1300 AD. Numerous petroglyphs, even from 2000 BC, although most drawn by...

Betatakin

Abandoned Anasazi cliff dwelling, which once had up to 120 rooms for up to 125 people, now some 80 rooms remain. Located under a...

Antelope House

Impressive ruins of Anasazi settlement under cliff overhang. Abandoned around 1260. Nearby was Tomb of Weaver which contained a mummified body of old man. Location,...

Tonto National Monument – Lower Cliff Dwelling

The more visited of the two closely located cliff dwellings. Lower Cliff Dwelling had some 20 rooms and was developed and inhabited by the...

Bodie

Remarkably well preserved ghost town, developed during the Californian gold rush in 1876. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.21154 N 119.01261 W Categories: Abandoned cities and towns Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? North America,...

Ukivok Stilt Village

Abandoned Inupiat village on inhospitable cliff side. Houses in Ukivok were built on stilts above the sea - an unsettling sight. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.96171 N...

Shishmaref

Village on a small, low lying island in Chukchi Sea. This traditional Inupiaq village is suffering from global warming - the sea is washing...

Swan Point

One of the oldest dated archaeological sites in Alaska, from 12,300 BC. Finds in Swan Point have cultural similarities to Siberian cultures. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.30055...

Onion Portage Archaeological District in Alaska

Prehistoric settlement at the caribou migration river crossing point. Onion Portage has been inhabited by numerous cultures from 6500 BC to 1700 AD and...

Ipiutak Site

Major site of Ipiutak culture, inhabited around 100 BC - 800 AD. Found sites of some 600 houses, although these could have existed in...