Mesa Verde National Park protects some of the best-preserved archaeological sites of the Ancestral Puebloans. What were the primary construction materials for the buildings there?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Mesa Verde National Park protects some of the best-preserved archaeological sites of the Ancestral Puebloans. What were the primary construction materials for the buildings there?

A Bricks, sand, and ceramic
B Sandstone, mortar, and wooden beams
C Stone, lime, adobe

To construct the pit houses, cliff dwellings, and kivas found in what is now Mesa Verde National Park, the Ancestral Puebloans often framed the structures with wooden beams. They then shaped sandstone using harder stones and held everything together with a mortar of soil, water, and ash.

The correct answer is Sandstone, mortar, and wooden beams.

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