Mesa Verde 4

Equipment Info
OLYMPUS CORPORATION C8080WZ
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Mesa Verde National Park
Town
Durango
Brief Directions

The Mesa Verde Headquarters is a one-hour drive from Cortez, Colorado, heading east on Highway 160 to the park turnoff, and a 1.5 hour drive from Durango, Colorado, heading west on Highway 160 to the park turnoff.

Notes

Photo was taken with an Olympus C8080WZ digital camera. Hand-held shot with available light only. Settings were program mode, f 2.4, 1/30 sec, ISO 79.

Description

About 1,400 years ago, long before Europeans explored North America, a group of people living in the Four Corners region chose Mesa Verde for their home. For more than 700 years they and their descendants lived and flourished here, eventually building elaborate stone communities in the sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls. Then, in the late A.D. 1200s, in the span of a generation or two, they left their homes and moved away. Mesa Verde National Park preserves a spectacular reminder of this ancient culture.

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Date Added
November 26, 2010
Date Taken
November 26, 2010