History of the Site Name
The Shepherd site was named after the current land owner, Hal Shepherd, who bought the property from Indian Camp Ranch developer Archie Hanson.
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Site Boundary Description
Extent of artifact concentration and architectural debris.
Site Composition and Layout
The surface signature of the site includes several acres of Basketmaker III era midden mixed with sporadic pockets of burned rock and adobe and a Pueblo II rubble mound with an associated artifact scatter at the northwest end of the site. Remote sensing a
Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation
Approximately 4.5 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, south of County Road K.
Private Property, Indian Camp Ranch Lot 18, Hal Shepherd}
Years of Crow Canyon Excavation
2013, 2014, 2015
Percent Excavated by Crow Canyon
State of Colorado Archaeological Permits were obtained for each field season (2013, 2014, 2015) to conduct archaeological research
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|2014-77||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|
|2015-2||State of Colorado Excavation Permit|