Adventures and Places

Bell Trail Petroglyphs

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Went on a hike with a group from work. Me and another staff took the wrong trail and ended up seeing these amazing petroglyphs, ruins and pottery. Glad we got lost LOL. So at the sign about three miles in… go to the right. If you go to the left you will end up at […]

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Polatki and Honanki Ruins in Sedona

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My adventure today… November 1 2015 The Palatki Heritage Site — in the Hopi language Palatki means ‘red house’– it is an archaeological site and park located in the Coconino National Forest, near Sedona, in Arizona. The Honanki Heritage Site (meaning “bear house”) is approximately 4.5 miles north west of Polatki and is also a […]

Archaeology

Native American Caves at Beasley Flats

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Beasly Flats Cave Dwellings Beasly Flats is a historical location in Camp Verde along the Verde River. Many years ago an indigenous tribe, most likely the Hopi, lived here. There are many cave dwellings and several pithouses nearby. I actually grew up only a few miles from here where there is another similar set of caves […]

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Mantezumas Well Ancient Ancestral Village

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Montezumas well is located near Sedona Arizona and features well-preserved cliff-dwellings. They were built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, northern cousins of the Hohokam, around 700 CE. It was occupied from approximately 1125-1400 CE, and occupation peaked around 1300 CE. The monument is not at all a castle, but remains to be named “Montezuma Castle”, despite it having nothing to do […]