The Place Called Running Antelope

The Place Called Running Antelope - Although named after the Navajo antelope paintings on the nearby cliff wall, these dwellings were built and lived in by prehistorica Anasazi Indians.

Skilled potters and weavers of fine cotton cloth, the Anasazi also raised corn, squash and beans, and kept flocks of domesticated turkeys.

Building at Antelope House began around AD 700 and continued - off and on - for nearly 600 years. Most of the structures you see were constructed after AD 1050.

Antelope House population fluctuated from about twenty to as many as forty people. Drawings above are an artist's interpretation of how this site might have appeared at various times.

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