Main Loop Trail Stop 19

Main Loop Trail Stop 19
How many stories did the Ancestral Pueblo peoples homes have? Look at the holes in the rock face to count the stories.

NPS Photo by Stella Carroll

By building dwellings against the rock face, housing units could be several stories tall. You can determine how many stories were present by counting the rows of viga holes. Extended families lived together within these homes. Each group had their own storage rooms, sleeping quarters, and kiva.

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