1 History 2 Description
2.1 Square Tower
3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External links
Tree-ring dating indicates that construction and refurbishing of Cliff
Palace was continuous approximately from 1190 CE through 1260 CE,
although the major portion of the building was done within a 20-year
time span. The Ancestral Pueblo that constructed this cliff dwelling
and the others like it at Mesa Verde were driven to these defensible
positions by "increasing competition amidst changing climatic
13th-century mural in the Square Tower, Cliff Palace
Square Tower A large square tower is to the right and almost reaches the cave "roof". It was in ruins by the 1800s. The National Park Service carefully restored it to its approximate height and stature, making it one of the most memorable buildings in Cliff Palace. It is the tallest structure at Mesa Verde standing at 26 feet (7.9 m) tall, with four levels. Slightly differently colored materials were used to show that it was a restoration. References
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Chapen, Frederick H. The Land of the Cliff-Dwellers. Appalachian
Mountain Club, W. B. Clarke and Co., Boston, 1892. Reprinted by the
University of Arizona Press, with notes and forward by Robert H.
Lister, 1988. ISBN 0-8165-1052-0.
Noble, David Grant. "Ancient Ruins of the Southwest",
pp. 36–43. Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, Arizona 1995.
Oppelt, Norman T. "Guide to Prehistoric Ruins of the Southwest",
pp. 159–161. Pruett Publishing, Boulder, Colorado, 1989.
Turney, Chris. "Ice, Mud & Blood: Lessons of Climates Past", 2008
Mesa Verde National Park
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Coordinates: 37°10′00″N 108°28′22″W / 37.16667°N 108.47278°W / 37.16667