The Hauntingly Beautiful Place In Utah That Humans Left Behind

Long before Mormon pioneers came to Utah, ancestral Puebloan people lived here. More than 2,000 years ago, these people farmed, hunted, worked and played in many places throughout the Beehive State. A drought around 1300 AD forced the people to leave their dwellings behind, and they moved south. Luckily, some sites, such as Hovenweep National Monument, still stand, enabling archaeologists to learn about this culture long after they left their homes behind.

For more information about this majestic place, visit Hovenweep National Monument’s website.

Hovenweep is just one of many ancestral Puebloan sites. Here are 8 ruins that will transport you to the past.