Pueblo culture developed in the canyon-and-mesa country of the Four Corners area, where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet. The area is part of the larger Colorado Plateau, an immense area of geologic uplift drained by the Colorado River and its tributaries.
Within the Four Corners area is the Mesa Verde archaeological region, noted for having the densest concentration of ancient Pueblo sites in the Southwest. The region was a focal point of Pueblo occupation for 2,000 years and is where the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has conducted most of its decades-long research. View map.
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