10039 Keet Seel

This minor planet is named after Keet Seel or Kiet Siel, an ancient settlement once inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloan people. It is currently a part of the Navajo National Monument site in northern Arizona. This ancient cliff dwelling was inhabited from about 1250 CE to 1300 CE, and contained 150 people at most. It is a very well-preserved site due to the construction and climate, and most of the original buildings can still be seen. Its name in Navajo means either "broken pottery scattered around" or "abandoned houses."

The symbol of this minor planet is a simple depiction of a settlement built into a cliff. It is a mountain symbol, with a tiny three-sided square in the center of it.

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