Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Lost City Museum

The Lost City Museum, formerly known as the Boulder Dam Park Museum was built by the National Park Service in 1935. It was built to exhibit artifacts from the Pueblo Grande de Nevada.
The Pueblo building in the photograph has been lovingly preserved, and provides a glimpse into the lives of the ancient people of Nevada. Inside the museum, there are wonderful artifacts collected from the area including tools, weapons, baskets and pottery. Nobody knows for sure why the Anasazi moved away from the area. Had they exhausted the nutrients from the earth, and found their harvests were of poor quality? Perhaps they had followed the herds of deer, and other animals and found a more desirable place to settle. Who knows, it’s still a mystery to this day. What I found fascinating was the fact that the original builder’s fingerprints are still embedded in the clay of this pueblo - quite amazing. 
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