Lowry Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument
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13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument
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Mugs

Photograph of MugsPrehistoric mugs with handles are found only in the immediate area of the Four Corners, especially in Southwest Colorado.

The mugs are almost always black-on-white, and date between AD 1000 and 1280.

Note the T-shaped cut-out designs on the left two mugs' handles. Ancestral Puebloan doorways often have this same shape, but its meaning is unknown.

Some mugs have false bottoms with clay beads inside-- perhaps these noisemakers called attention to an empty mug during feasts.

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