The Ancient Ones
What can you discover when you walk through the vacated home of someone?Perhaps toys are left on a closet shelf, or posters were left on the walls, maybe a leftover garbage sack filled with papers and trash?
So it is with the Anasazi, a people who occuppied the southern portion of Utah for some 1200 years ending in 1200 AD. Then they left. No one is really sure why, perhaps a drought forced them from their homes.
Our only clues to their existence are what they left behind – homes deserted, desert walls etched with their symbols and art and the leftover things they used in their daily lives. It all amounts to the pieces of a giant jig saw puzzle, without the finished pattern to go from and not sure if we even have all the pieces.
Here are my favorite places to discover the Trail of the Ancients:
Rock art is covered by a seperate feature all of its own.