There are artifacts scattered all over the place at each ruin. The corn cobs are at least 700 years old. It's a "primitive area," which pretty much follows the National Park Service policy of hands-off. There were a couple of structures that have been reinforced with what looked like a concrete mixture, along with one kiva that has been fully reinforced so that visitors can have a better experience. The only ones that have been reinforced are the ones within a day hike of the trailheads, and I only saw 2 structures out of maybe 70 or so that had been dabbed with concrete.AZ_Path wrote: What's with the corn cobs and artifacts in the pic below? Are the ruins "maintained" in order to have a more authentic look? Thanks for sharing.