Monument Closed on December 25 and January 1
In order to allow volunteer staff to enjoy the holidays, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2014.
Feast or Famine? Document A
Title: Adventures, Explorations and Attempts at Settlement in the Gila Forks Area
Author: Kara Naber
The land could amply provide for small groups of people living at a substance level. Compared to the much more sparse and arid regions to the south and west, the abundance and variety of flora and fauna was the modern equivalent of living in a shopping center with a supermarket, pharmacy, and building supply store. But the Mogollon had one more economic advantage. In addition to being hunters and gathers, they were also accomplished farmers.
…the Tularosa Mogollon who built the Gila Cliff Dwellings remained only a relatively short time before moving on.
Naber, Kara. "Adventures, Explorations and Attempts at Settlement in the Gila Forks Area." Silver City Sun News Print.
Did You Know?
The ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area used the spiny tips of leaves from the agave plant as needles for sewing. This item is in the Visitor Center Museum at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.