Enrichment Package: Activity 6 -- How Do You Measure Up?
This activity was developed to be used in conjunction with pre-visit and post-visit activities #4 and #8. During the activity, you will visit the cliff dwelling, Spruce Tree House and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Students will use their observation skills and the Spruce Tree House Trail Guide to complete the activity. (Note: You will need a measuring tape and thermometer.)
Spruce Tree House
Visit Spruce Tree House and use the Spruce Tree House Trail Guide to find the answers to complete this section.
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Visit the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum to find the answers to complete this section.
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Did You Know?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.