Mesa Verde is the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site in the United States. Located on the Mesa Verde plateau in south-west Colorado, this collection of Pueblo Indian dwellings was built between the 6th and 12th century. Over 600 cliff dwellings, made of sandstone, have been recorded within Mesa Verde. How will Mesa Verde stack up against the competition?
Located on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca in modern-day Bolivia, Tiwanaku was an important Andean capital in the second half of the first millennium AD. The city rests in a valley and at its center lie a series of large mounds and small platforms. At nearly 400 meters above sea-level, will this city rise above its competition in ArchaeoMadness?