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2022-01-18 8:19:35 AM  
List Fail w/o Detroit
 
2022-01-18 9:45:28 AM  
A list so short they had to pad the slideshow with duplicates.

I don't care if there's two areas in Bandolier National Monument, describe both areas at the same time.

I made it about 10 down the list where three locations accounted for six of the slides.
 
2022-01-18 9:58:28 AM  
List could include Centralia, Pennsylvania. Can't go in the few buildings that are left but still a place that could qualify as ruins.

Nearby Shenandoah would work too.
 
2022-01-18 10:14:29 AM  
A 5 minute tour through my sex life?
 
2022-01-18 10:16:09 AM  

kdawg7736: List could include Centralia, Pennsylvania. Can't go in the few buildings that are left but still a place that could qualify as ruins.

Nearby Shenandoah would work too.


The Modern Ruins sections of Atlas Obscura does a good job depicting places like this.
 
2022-01-18 10:26:34 AM  
Nice to see they included Hopewell and Serpent Mound.  Been to both.  Serpent's a little smaller than I thought it would be, but every Ohioan should see it at least once.
 
2022-01-18 10:40:16 AM  
There were more Cahokia mounds on the Missouri side of the river at one time. Unfortunately, most were destroyed as St. Louis grew and the interstate was built. There are still a few around if you know where to find them.
 
2022-01-18 11:07:04 AM  
The Moundbuilder Civilizations in the Ohio valley are really intereesting.  Other than the mounds themselves, there is very little contemporary archeological evidence.  And as far as I can recall from growing up in the area, no orally-transmitted information either.  Major enigma.
 
2022-01-18 11:34:26 AM  

jaylectricity: A list so short they had to pad the slideshow with duplicates.

I don't care if there's two areas in Bandolier National Monument, describe both areas at the same time.

I made it about 10 down the list where three locations accounted for six of the slides.


Especially true considering they excluded the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

Also its Bandelier, named after Adolph Bandelier who was a researcher and major supporter of the park's creation.
 
2022-01-18 1:24:18 PM  
I sort of wish they wouldn't advertise places like this, Some asshole will just go fark them up
 
2022-01-18 1:40:27 PM  
In many parts of the southwest, if you know where to look you'll probably find one within ten miles of where you live. One of the canyons near my parents' house is full of ruins. And you know there are many more, buried in the silt. We've found paintings and ash a few feet off the ground on the recessions in cliff walls, so it's pretty clear that it was once the ceiling of the cave a thousand years ago before it filled in. Who knows what else is buried under all that.

Unfortunately, easy access makes them a target of pot hunters, who often end up destroying 90% of the site and its artifacts in the process. We've seen sites where someone actually brought in a backhoe. My dad knows several sites off in the side canyons that he will show only us and a few close friends, and I'm sure a lot of other people know sites they keep to themselves.
 
2022-01-18 3:55:21 PM  
The wife and I are retiring in just about 6 years, and then we're finally going to see some of our own country. I'll add a couple of these places to the list.
 
2022-01-18 5:08:18 PM  
Nice to see subby's mom getting the recognition she deserves.
 
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