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The rise and fall of Aztec Ruins culture occurred centuries before the Central American peoples Because Chaco is considered to be the center of the Hisatsinom culture Aztec Ruins and Salmon Ruin are called outliers of that center Aztec Ruins is located at nearly a half-way point between Chaco 65 miles to the south and Mesa Verde 40 miles northwest Chaco Canyon had a main occupation from 1050 to 1150 and Mesa Verde was mainly occupied between 1200 and 1275 History Aztec was inhabited for about 200 years with the first arrivals coming about 1088-1090 and the deepest excavations have found Chacoan pottery According to tree-ring dating the West Ruin was built between 1111 and 1115 AD This 450-room pueblo includes one of the few tri-wall kivas ever found By the 13th century this pueblo may have equaled Chaco in size A severe drought began in 1130 that was to last 60 years and by 1150 the Chacoan social and economic center was declining which impacted Aztec as well as Salmon Ruin Though the region was mostly abandoned some local peoples of the San Juan Valley lived at both sites until about 1185 and they used the structures as they found them Then people related to the Mesa Verdans took over in 1225 and changes in the architecture were made consisting mainly of dividing the large rooms and building many small kivas within the large square and rectangular rooms As each succeeding group moved in they depleted the resources of the area according to their preferences and moved on A drought from 1276 to 1299 was the telling blow and the last inhabitants left in the 1300s Some recent research relating to Aztec Ruins may be found in the first issue of the Four Corners Clamor Discovery The first person we know of to visit Aztec Ruins was a geologist Dr John S
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