1029 Wukoki Pueblo, Crescent Moon, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
Wukoki Pueblo, Crescent Moon
Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
The last glow of sunset illuminates the red walls of ancient Wukoki pueblo as the crescent moon hangs in the sky above. The ruins seem to grow organically out of a sandstone island that rises above a flat plain, with sweeping views across the desert. While archeologists believe that trade, agriculture, and construction flourished in the Wupatki basin in the 1100’s, by 1300 the original inhabitants had abandoned the area.