History of the Site Name
The TJ Smith site was named for the current land owners, Tammy and Jerry Smith.
|ICR-117||Indian Camp Ranch Archaeological Survey|
Site Boundary Description
The southern two thirds of the site is bounded by the extent of artifacts in a plowed field. County Roads 22.6 and K.3 are considered the northern boundary of the site. This site likely extended under the road construction but this northern extent can no
.6 acres as currently visible.
Site Composition and Layout
The surface signature of the site includes a scatter of gray ware ceramics and flaked lithics, a rock and burned adobe concentration at the center of the site, a remnant of a slab-lined room in an irrigation ditch along County Road K.3, 12 m north of the
Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation
Approximately 5 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, south of the intersection of County Roads 22.6 and K.3.
Private Property, Indian Camp Ranch Lot 23, Tammy and Jerry Smith}
Years of Crow Canyon Excavation
2012 and 2013
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|
|2012-68||State of Colorado Survey and Testing Permit|
|2013-47||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|