The Way Up / Construction Sequence - Camp Verde AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 34° 36.710 W 111° 50.514
12S E 422813 N 3830320
Quick Description: How in the world do you build a structure large enough to house 35 people high up on a steep canyon wall? Sound impossible? Here’s how Montezuma Castle’s ingenious Sinagua farmers managed it.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2020 8:13:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM13DX6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:
The Way Up / Construction Sequence-Montezuma Castle National Monument

The Way Up
How in the world do you build a structure large enough to house 35 people high up on a steep canyon wall? Sound impossible? Here’s how Montezuma Castle’s ingenious Sinagua farmers managed it.

Construction Sequence
1. Limestone ledges and caves before the castle was built.
2. First construction; a six-room unit (3rd floor).
3. Small room added at west (left) end; one room built on next (4th) floor.
4. Fourth floor expanded. Two rooms built in small cave (2nd floor).
5. Parapet and two rooms built at top (5th floor); three small rooms at front (1st, 2nd floors).
6. Three stacked rooms formed the central “tower” (1st, 2nd, 3rd floors). Small storage rooms may have been built earlier.
Marker Name: The Way Up / Construction Sequence

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Yavapai

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
National Park Service


Year placed: 1990

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