History of the Site Name
Named for nearby drainage.
|Johnson Ruin.||Fewkes 1919*1:18.|
|Lyman Ruin.||Metzger and Goulding 1981*1:7.|
Habitation with public architecture.
Site Boundary Description
The boundary of the site was arbitrarily set at approximately 10 m beyond the edge of architectural remains visible on the modern ground surface. In addition, an isolated kiva (Kiva 1601) is located approximately 38 m north of the northern portion of the
5.42 acres (2.19 hectares).
Site Composition and Layout
The site includes approximately 420 rooms, 90 kivas, 14 towers, an enclosed plaza, a D-shaped bi-wall structure, a great kiva, and other structures and features. Most of the structures are located within a wall that encloses the site on the east, north, a
Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation
Approximately 12 miles (19 km) west-northwest of Cortez, Colorado (Montezuma County).
U.S. Government, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.}
Years of Crow Canyon Excavation
Percent Excavated by Crow Canyon
Permits to conduct excavations and maintain a seasonal field camp were issued to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), San Juan Resource Area Office, Durango, Colorado, and by the National Park Service. Excavations
|84-CO-046.||1984; National Park Service; survey, testing, excavation, collection, study.|
|C-39466a.||1984-1987; BLM; survey, testing, excavation, collection, study.|
|C-39466c.||1983-1989; BLM; excavation and/or removal.|
|C-39466e.||1989-1990; BLM; excavation.|
|C-39466f.||1991-1995; BLM; excavation.|
|CO-030-SRUP-84-2.||1984-1989; BLM; special recreation.|