History of the Site Name
The site was named for a complete grayware seed jar filled with Portulaca seeds found in a pithouse during Crow Canyon Archaeological Center excavations.
|ICR-027||Indian Camp Ranch Archaeological Survey|
Site Boundary Description
Extent of artifacts scatter to the west and east. The northern boundary is an arbitrary division between 5MT10709 and a similar Basketmaker II habitation site 5MT10627. Similarly, the south boundary is an arbitrary division between the midden of 5MT10709
Site Composition and Layout
5MT10709 is a small mid-Basketmaker III (A.D. 570-670) hamlet site. Identified on the surface are the construction remnants of two east-west trending roomblocks and two distinct artifact concentrations within a site wide scatter. Geophysical imaging, soil
Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation
Approximately 5.5 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, on the south side of County Road K.
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Years of Crow Canyon Excavation
Percent Excavated by Crow Canyon
State of Colorado Archaeological Permits were obtained for each field season (2011-2014) to conduct archaeological research.
|2013-48||State of Colorado Survey and Testing Permit|
|2014-77||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|
|2015-2||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|