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Chimney Rock

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 16:41, last changed on 05/22/2017 - 15:57

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 in Archuleta County 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...

Great House

Added by yongli on 06/23/2016 - 11:22, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
“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 Ruin

Added by yongli on 11/20/2015 - 14:09, last changed on 05/12/2017 - 10:13
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 ruin dates to...

Richard Wetherill

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 10:53, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
Richard Wetherill (1858–1910) was a nineteenth-century rancher and explorer who made some of the most significant Ancestral Pueblo archaeological discoveries in Colorado and the Four Corners area. He brought these findings to the attention of the general public and led many expeditions that...

Rock Art of Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:34, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:35
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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