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The Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores

The Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores

In addition to being a major resource for local education, this is the visitor center for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Ruins of a small pueblo flank the entrance.

Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado

Date photographed: June 10, 2014
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Simulated archeology dig at the Anasazi center

Simulated archeology dig at the Anasazi center

A re-creation excavation of a prehistoric habitation site from the Dolores River valley is one of the exhibits at the Anasazi Resource Center.

Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado

Date photographed: June 10, 2014
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Artifacts from McPhee Reservoir sites

Artifacts from McPhee Reservoir sites

Damming of the Dolores River drowned hundreds of prehistoric sites. The Anasazi Resource Center was created as mitigation and houses many artifacts excavated before filling of the reservoir.

Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado

Date photographed: June 10, 2014
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McPhee Reservoir on the Dolores River

McPhee Reservoir on the Dolores River

Damming of the Dolores River to create McPhee Reservoir flooded many archeological sites. The Anasazi Heritage Center was built as mitigation and houses many artifacts from the drowned valley.

Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado

Date photographed: June 10, 2014
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Escalante Pueblo on the hill above the Anasazi Heritage Center

Escalante Pueblo on the hill above the Anasazi Heritage Center

A pueblo with kiva crowns the hill behind the Anasazi Resource Center in Dolores. It is named for the first Spanish explorer to travel this area, Franciscan monk Silvestre V

Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado

Date photographed: June 10, 2014
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