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Montezuma Castle, Off I-17, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ



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HB68894
Perspective View (north) Showing Cliff Dwellings


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AZ-151
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1080).
Building/structure dates: 1125 initial construction
0.2005
Significance: Montezuma Castle is a cliff dwelling constructed by the Sinaguan people of Arizona's Verde Valley in the late 12th century. The Sinaguan culture thrived in agriculture and trade until they abandoned the Verde Valley in the 15th century. Montezuma Castle is a 5 story stone structure with 20 rooms perched some 50 feet above the valley floor. The walls are constructed of limestone and mud mortar with earthern roof and floors. Some of the architectural features include viga and latilla ceilings, interior plaster walls, storage holes, fireplaces, and roof hatchways...

Subjects
Fireplaces
Indians Of North America
Cliff Dwellings


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW (NORTH) SHOWING CLIFF DWELLINGS


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