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The long and beautiful succession of rooms on the ground floor of Pueblo Bonito, the most significant of the Southwest pueblos. The masonry attests to extraordinary building skill; the stones are so carefully fitted that mortar is superfluous. The beams protruding from the wall support the ceiling of the rooms.
Examples of Anasazi masonry. Wall with a dark sandstone frieze, 280 feet long, Aztec Ruins National Monument (New Mexico).
Examples of Anasazi masonry. A wall constructed of parallel layers of narrow stone so precisely fitted that mortar was not needed, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon.
Examples of Anasazi masonry. The Mesa Verde style, which consists of nearly uniform stones, joined with mortar.
Examples of Anasazi masonry. Masonry consisting of rough stones alternating with narrow, flat slabs, creating a decorative effect, Chaco Canyon (New Mexico)