Mesa Verde - Sun Temple

This is a photo of Sun Temple.

Detailed Description

The Sun Temple has been interpreted to be a ceremonial structure-it lacks doors, windows, and fire pits commonly seen in dwellings. The structure was never completed; apparently the construction stopped about the time when the Ancestral Puebloans began to leave the region. Occupation of Mesa Verde appears to have ended by 1300 A.D., possibly as a result of extended drought in the region between A D. 1276 and 1299 (Watson, 1954).


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US