History of the Site Name
The Dillard site was named after the current land owner, Jane Dillard, who bought the property from Indian Camp Ranch developer Archie Hanson in 1993.
|Great Pithouse||Wilshusen et al. 2012:240. Small Hamlets to Early Great Houses: The Emergence of Villages in the Mesa Verde Region between AD 200 and 900 in Southwestern Pithouse Communities, AD 200-900.|
|ICR-069||Indian Camp Ranch Archaeological Survey|
Habitation with public architecture.
Site Boundary Description
The boundaries of the site follow the extent of artifacts and construction evidence across and down the east and west sides of a north-south trending ridge.
Site Composition and Layout
The surface signature of the site includes a great kiva depression surrounded by six acres of Basketmaker III era midden mixed with sporadic pockets of burned rock and adobe. Remote sensing and testing of the site determined that it is minimally composed
Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation
Approximately 6 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, south of County Road K.
Private Property, Indian Camp Ranch Lot 6, Jane Dillard}
Years of Crow Canyon Excavation
2011 through 2014
Percent Excavated by Crow Canyon
State of Colorado Archaeological Permits were obtained for each field season (2011-2014) to conduct archaeological research.
|2011-84||State of Colorado Survey and Testing Permit|
|2011-86||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|
|2012-67||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|
|2012-68||State of Colorado Survey and Testing Permit|
|2013-47||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|
|2013-48||State of Colorado Survey and Testing Permit|
|2014-77||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|