Tonto National Monument

2013-03-09
03 Those cliffs were home to the Salado people until the 15th century. It is not clear when the Salados settled in the Tonto area.
Those cliffs were home to the Salado people until the 15th century. It is not clear when the Salados settled in the Tonto area.
04 Within this cave, the Salado built a structure of about 20 rooms, now called the lower cliff dwelling. Sixteen ground floor rooms can still be traced; several...
Within this cave, the Salado built a structure of about 20 rooms, now called the lower cliff dwelling. Sixteen ground floor rooms can still be traced; several…
43 Salado masonry was crude by the 14th century pueblo standards. Walls were built of unshaped quartzite stones held in place by a mortar of clay and caliche soil....
Salado masonry was crude by the 14th century pueblo standards. Walls were built of unshaped quartzite stones held in place by a mortar of clay and caliche soil.…
13 Some time between AD 1400 and 1450, the Salado may have abandoned the Tonto Basin. What actually happened has been a subject of debate for decades. Their...
Some time between AD 1400 and 1450, the Salado may have abandoned the Tonto Basin. What actually happened has been a subject of debate for decades. Their…
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