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The Wupatki National Monument is rich in Native American people settlement sites by Ancient Pueblo People like the Sinagua, Cohonina and Kayenta Anasazi. It is believed to have been occupied at around 500 CE and was abandoned approximately at year 1225. The Wupatki Pueblo has 100 rooms; it also has a community room and a ball court. Archaeologists also uncovered smaller structures around the area. Researchers believe that agriculture of the inhabitants of the Wupatki Pueblo is based on corn and squash. The inhabitants get water from the rain because irrigation was not available and springs were rare.

The pueblo seems abandoned but stories regarding Wupatki are passed among the tribes of Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and several others. Many members return and visit for an understanding of their heritage. Many visitors and tourists to Wupatki explore the ruins of the pueblos and other secondary structures. There are established trails to many structures around the pueblo that visitors can follow. Though the heat can be scorching, the experience of seeing historical structures which illustrates how life was before the latest technologies could be well worth it.
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