Canyon of the Ancients - querencia
This cliff wall probably provided some protection against attacks. Severe drought greatly stressed the people of Sand Canyon. Some time after 1277 C.E. those who hadn't already departed were violently attacked, probably by other pueblos also faced by famine. Down the canyon, six miles in the distance was the Castle Rock Pueblo, seen in the next image.

This cliff wall probably provided some protection against attacks. Severe drought greatly stressed the people of Sand Canyon. Some time after 1277 C.E. those who hadn't already departed were violently attacked, probably by other pueblos also faced by famine. Down the canyon, six miles in the distance was the Castle Rock Pueblo, seen in the next image.

Canyon of the AncientsFour Corners Area