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ID: 7017636
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7017636

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Mesa Verde (deserted settlement)  Mesa Verde (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 11 02 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.1830  decimal degrees
Long: 108 29 19 W  degrees minutes   Long: -108.4880  decimal degrees

Note: Large area containing well-preserved ancient cliff dwellings from the Anasazi-Pueblo culture; dwellings date from 7th to 13th century; the so-called "Cliff Palace" has 223 rooms with many kivas (sacred pits). Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978.

Names:
Mesa Verde (preferred,C,V)
Mesa Verde National Park (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Colorado (state)  ............  Colorado (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Montezuma (county)  ................  Montezuma (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Mesa Verde (deserted settlement)  ....................  Mesa Verde (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  was site of prehistoric cliff dwellings
national park (C)
archaeological site (C)  ............  was explored by Spanish, though systematic documentation was only begun in 1870s
cliffs (C)
World Heritage Site (C)
inhabited place (H)
cliff dwelling (H)
Anasazi (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Mesa Verde..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1267
Mesa Verde National Park..........  [VP]
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 592
.........................................  Signature, Federal Archeology (1995) 5
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 592
..................  Signature, Federal Archeology (1995) 5
..................  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 12 March 2009
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1267
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984)

 

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