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Doorways to the past


Doorways into the past at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Small doorways connect a series of rooms at Pueblo Bonito. The size of the doors were determined by the size of the Chacoan people, which was small, compared to most modern humans. The doorways were also kept small to help moderate temperature in the inner rooms. The ruins, according to Wikipedia, may have once had as many as 800 rooms. The construction methods developed by the Chacoan builders kept the rooms cool in the heat of summer, and insulated them to keep warm, with the help of fire, in winter.

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