Nalahiku_Recon_WUPA422_NA358P55.jpg Survey in the 1930sThumbnailsRoom Beams, Wupatki Pueblo
Description: Crew reconstructing Nalakihu Pueblo, Spring 1934. The pueblo’s walls have been fully reconstructed to their presumed original height, and the roofs have been rebuilt with native-style materials. For a couple of decades from the mid-30s to the mid-50s, visitors could see Nalakihu in a condition very much resembling its appearance when occupied by people in the late 1100s and early 1200s.

The practice of reconstructing rooms was discontinued by NPS in the 1950s and those that had been rebuilt were restored to their original condition, as revealed at the time of excavation.

Date: Spring 1934.

Collection: Wupatki National Monument (Catalog No. WUPA 19848).
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