By Jim Shoemaker

Wukoki Pueblo, Wupatki National Monument

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Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
AZ
Country
US
Town
Flagstaff
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Of all the ruins in Wupatki National Monument, Wukoki is my favorite. It sits upon an island of red Moenkopi sandstone, surrounded by a sea of black cinder ash deposited from the nearby Sunset Crater. It is believed that the walls were once coated with plaster, and possibly painted with designs, but over the centuries the desert winds have stripped the pueblo to it's bare rock. Scientists speculate that Wukoki was occupied by one or two families that lived there for a number of generations.

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Date Added
September 26, 2012
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September 26, 2012

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