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Chimney Rock

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 15:11, last changed on 09/09/2020 - 14:44

Chimney Rock

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Located in the southwest corner of Colorado just north of the New Mexico border, the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area is home to hundreds of archaeological sites. One of these sites, the Chimney Rock Pueblo, is known for its dramatic setting high atop Stollsteimer Mesa, which is marked by two rocky...

Great House

Added by yongli on 06/23/2016 - 11:22, last changed on 12/19/2019 - 01:07
“Great House” refers to a class of ancient Ancestral Puebloan structures from the ninth through thirteenth century. Great Houses were monumental, geometrically formal constructions, with thick stone masonry walls made with careful craftsmanship. While inspired by the regional center in Chaco Canyon...

Lowry Site

Added by yongli on 11/20/2015 - 14:09, last changed on 09/09/2020 - 15:02
Named for early homesteader George Lowry, the Lowry ruin near Cortez ( Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, County Rd 7.25, Pleasant View, CO 81331) is a pueblo with thirty-seven rooms, eight kivas , and one Great Kiva. Built between about 1090 and 1120 CE, the Ancestral Puebloan site dates...

Richard Wetherill

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 10:53, last changed on 09/09/2020 - 15:14
Richard Wetherill (1858–1910) was a nineteenth-century rancher and explorer who lived in southwest Colorado. Although he is often credited with "discovering" some of the most significant Ancestral Pueblo archaeological sites in the Four Corners area, the sites had already been known to various...

Rock Art of Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:34, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:21
Colorado is home to a rich variety of prehistoric and historic art carved on cliff sides and boulders. Most rock art is found in river basins. The mountain areas that cut a wide vertical swath through the state are relatively devoid of rock art. There are the two types of rock art: pecked art,...
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