The Wupatki Pueblo was built in the 1100's. At different times, the Sinagua, Cohonina and Kayenta Anasazi traditions resided here. Between 85 and 100 people lived at Wupatki. Life revolved around growing corn and people relied on stored water.
In the Colorado Plateau, and on the road to the Painted Desert there is wonderful natural beauty. The mounds you'll see in the following photographs look like sand piles, but actually show some of the geologic history of the area.
There are sandstone layers, clay layers, siltstone layers and hematite giving the hills of the Painted Desert wonderful colors. This doesn't look at all like Arizona, but it is!
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