Pothole Arch Ruin, Mystery Valley

Pothole Arch Ruin   Copyright © 2006 John D. Clark

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The earliest Indians hunted and gathered plants and seeds. With farming came the ability to settle, support a large community and withstand years when crops were low by storing corn or beans in granaries such as this "Pot Hole" ruin. Corn would have been supplemented with other seeds and nuts, as well as large game in areas like Monument Valley. In Canyon de Chelly, turkey was the primary meat source with an occasional rabbit or deer. Domesticated turkeys provided meat, feathers, and also kept bugs out of the gardens.


© 2006 John D. Clark
Updated 12/28/2006