Butler Wash Ruins

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From the sign at the overlook of the Butler Wash Ruins:

"The cliff dwellings you see before you were built and occupied by the Anasazi Indians approximately 700 years ago. This ruin reflects the full range of living activities: habitation, ceremonial, farming, hunting, storage, and tool making. It contains four kivas, underground chambers where ceremonial activites took place. Three of the kivas are of the round Mesa Verde type most common in this area. The fourth kiva is a square type more commonly found in ruins to the south in Arizona. This indicates that the Anasazi here at Butler Wash were dominated by the Mesa Verde culture to the east and influenced less by the Kayenta culture to the south. Likewise the ceramics found during stabilization indicate a pure Mesa Verde occupation in the mid 1200's AD."

I took these photos of Butler Wash Ruins on Sunday, October 26th, 2008 between 7:45am and 8:15am MST. Butler Wash Ruins was one of the stops I made as a friend took me on a guided tour of ruins and natural sites on Cedar Mesa near Blanding, Utah.
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David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Another fantastic CharlPe synth! Beautifully photographed, and great point cloud
dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
That is quite an impressive point cloud!
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