Tsankawi Trail Stop 14

Tsankawi Stop 14
Small reservoir

NPS Photo by Stella Carroll

At one time this low wall may have held a small reservoir. After summer showers water draining from the rooftops and plaza of Tsankawi was collected in this structure. Similar reservoirs are found in many archeological sites in the area. Some still collect enough rainfall to permit the growth of plants that require more moisture. Additional water for home use would have been carried in pottery jars from springs and streams below.

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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