Balcony House. The ancient Puebloans settled at Mesa Verde around 600/700 AD. These dwellings were built during the classic period of 1000-1300. After 1300 they moved. The story is this was the Anasazi people and they simply vanished. The Indians believed life originated from the center of the earth and at death you went "to the other side" or back to the center. Actually the ancient Puebloans migrated south mostly to New Mexico and Arizona. The Zuni's, Acoma's and Hopi's are all descendants.