Site Overview

Site Number


History of the Site Name

The site was named by land owner Jane Dillard for its location along the north and east side of the switchback turn in the access road to her house.

Other Names

Name Comment
ICR-106 Indian Camp Ranch Archaeological Survey

Site Type

Habitation site.

Site Boundary Description

Site 5MT2032 adjoins four other Ancestral Pueblo sites. Basketmaker III period sites are designated to the east (5MT10714) and across a driveway to the west-northwest (5MT10711 and 5MT10713) from 5MT2032. A Pueblo II habitation (5MT2031) is directly north

Site Size

.4 acres

Site Composition and Layout

The site is composed of a Basketmaker III hamlet and a PII masonry wall on the east side of a north-south trending ridge. Geophysical imaging, mapping, and testing revealed an eight to ten room upright slab roomblock, a large double chambered Basketmaker

Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation

Mesa Verde ancestral Pueblo; late Basketmaker III period. Occupied between A.D. 640 and 725.

General Location

Approximately 6 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, un a driveway at the end of County Road K.

Ownership, Stewardship

Private Property, Indian Camp Ranch Lot 6, Jane Dillard}

Years of Crow Canyon Excavation

2013, 2014

Percent Excavated by Crow Canyon

State of Colorado Archaeological Permits were obtained for each field season (2011-2014) to conduct archaeological research.

Permits Comment
2012-68 State of Colorado Survey and Testing Permit
2013-47 State of Colorado Excavation Permit
2014-77 State of Colorado Excavation Permit