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Tsankawi Prehistoric Sites

The Tsankawi Prehistoric Sites are absolutely amazing. Besides the trail and scenery being incredibly beautiful, the history is fascinating.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Tsankawi is that you are walking in ancient footpaths that were worn into the soft tuff. In some places you can even see the foot and handholds that were used to climb up the side of the hill.

Up on top of the mesa are the ruins, and in among them are countless potsherds. People have a tendency to pick them up to look at them, then they will place them all together on rocks for others to see. As you are walking along, there will be random rocks covered with pieces of pottery. We have noticed this trend at other sites as well.

There are also numerous petroglyphs along the trail. Some of them were hard to see, but others looked like they could have been done just last week…

It is not a long hike at all, perhaps a mile and a half, but being there makes you feel like you are in another world. I can imagine how beautiful the village of Tsankawi must have been back in its day…

4 thoughts on “Tsankawi Prehistoric Sites

  1. It looks absolutely wonderful…a piece of ancient history and so much detail that has survived for so many years…thank you for sharing..its much appreciated. How is your Mum xx

  2. What a fascinating place! We would love to see it sometime! We really enjoy the older ruins and history. Looks like you had a nice day for a hike!😀

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