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 K
Title: Plant Remains
Author: Karen Adams and Lisa Huckell
Source: Archeological report of Plant remains at Gila Cliff Dwellings
Plant Taxa Recovered From Gila Cliff Dwellings Deposits
Indian rice grass
Adams, Karen. The Archeology of Gila Cliff Dwellings. 1. Tucson: Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 1986. Print.
Did You Know?
Most of the wood seen in the Gila Cliff Dwellings today is original! Thirty-one core samples were taken from the wood. Dendrochronology (tree ring dating) indicates that the trees for the Cliff Dwellings were cut down from 1276 to 1287.