Mesa Verde is celebrating its centennial as a national park this year. It is the home a many different
ancient dwellings of the ancestral Puebloan people (often called the Anasazi). These communities
flourished over 800 years ago. The elevation of the top of the mesa is over 7,000 feet.
These structures are on top of the mesa. It was an active community from
around 900 to 1300. In this half mnile square area, almost 50 villages have been found. The elevation here
is approximately 7,700 feet.