SIA0553: Tsankawi Cliffs

Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Tsankawi, New Mexico

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This panoramic view shows cliffs that drop down from the top of Tsankawi mesa. A ladder marks where the trail descends down. Along the cliffs are caves once used by the Tsankawi Indians for dwellings and storage. In a number of places, carved into the cliff, are socket holes used to support roof timbers for talus pueblo dwellings. These dwellings had walls made from stones mortered with mud. A number of petroglyphs have been carved into the cliff faces.

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