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Southwestern prehistory

Great House

Added by yongli on 06/23/2016 - 11:22, last changed on 10/09/2019 - 13:26

Chimney Rock

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“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...

The Gateway Tradition

Added by yongli on 11/13/2015 - 09:32, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 12:06
The Gateway tradition refers to a set of archaeological sites within western Montrose and San Miguel Counties, Colorado, that appear similar to Pueblo II –period (AD 900–1150) sites to the south in the core homeland of the Ancestral Puebloans (Figs. 1 and 2). The sites in Montrose and San Miguel...
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