The Way Up / Construction Sequence

The Way Up / Construction Sequence (HMRD0)

Location: Camp Verde, AZ 86322 Yavapai County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 36.71', W 111° 50.514'

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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.
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HM NumberHMRD0
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 422813 N 3830320
Decimal Degrees34.61183333, -111.84190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.71', W 111° 50.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 42.60" N, 111° 50' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde AZ 86322, US
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