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Lowry Ruin

  • Lowry Pueblo

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    The Lowry pueblo is an Ancestral Puebloan ruin with thirty-seven rooms, eight kivas, and one Great Kiva. It dates to around 1100 CE and could have had several dozen residents at its height.
    Lowry Pueblo
  • Rooms in Lowry Pueblo

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    The initial core of the pueblo consisted of four rooms and possibly two kivas, to which more rooms and kivas were added over several decades. The pueblo might have had multiple stories, though probably no more than three.
    Rooms in Lowry Pueblo
  • Great Kiva

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    The Great Kiva stands apart from the main pueblo at Lowry. Since 2000 the entire site has been part of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
    Great Kiva
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K. Arrington, “Lowry Pueblo,” Colorado Cultural Resource Survey (November 3, 1998).

Nancy Mahoney, Michael A. Adler, and James W. Kendrick, “The Changing Scale and Configuration of Mesa Verde Communities,” Kiva 66, no. 1 (2000).

Paul S. Martin, “Lowry Ruin in Southwestern Colorado,” Field Museum of Natural History, Anthropological Series 23, no. 1 (1936).

William N. Morgan, Ancient Architecture of the Southwest (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994).

Adrian S. White and David A. Breternitz, “Stabilization of Lowry Ruins,” Bureau of Land Management, Cultural Resources Series 1 (March 1976).

Additional Information: 

Lowry Pueblo,” Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, US Department of the Interior.

Lowry Ruin,” Paul S. Martin Collection, Department of Anthropology, Field Museum.