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Caption: View of outer wall and rooms at Pueblo Bonito, the largest Anasazi structure in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Pueblo Bonito once stood five stories high and had as many as 800 rooms, possibly housing as many people. Once considered something of a prehistoric apartment building, anthropologists now think it may have served as a ritual center. Pueblo Bonito was constructed in the mid 800s and was abandoned, along with other buildings in Chaco Canyon, about 1200 A.D., possibly in response to depletion of resources and or drought.

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Keywords: american indian, ancestral puebloan, ancient, chaco canyon, cliff dwelling, cliff sweller, hopi, indigenous, kiva, native american, new mexico, pueblo bonito, ruin, southwest

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Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

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