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Lowry Ruin National Historic Landmark

Lowry Ruin
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Lowry Pueblo
Lowry Pueblo
Location Montezuma County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Pleasant View, Colorado

37°35′4.31″N 108°55′10.73″W / 37.5845306°N 108.9196472°W / 37.5845306; -108.9196472Coordinates: 37°35′4.31″N 108°55′10.73″W / 37.5845306°N 108.9196472°W / 37.5845306; -108.9196472

Governing body Bureau of Land Management
NRHP Reference # 66000253
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL July 19, 1964[2]

The Lowry Pueblo is an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site located in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Pleasant View, Colorado, United States. The pueblo was constructed about 1060 AD atop abandoned pithouses from an earlier period of occupation. It was occupied by 40 to 100 people at a time over 165 year.[3] The inhabitants were farmers who also hunted small game, made elaborately decorated pottery, and wove cotton obtained by trade. The pueblo was named for early homesteader George Lowry. Its last occupation occurred in the early 13th century much of its architetctual influences have come from Chaco Canyon, which is 100 miles south of New Mexico.[3] The structure contains about 40 rooms and multiple kivas.

Lowry Pueblo was excavated during summer field seasons from 1930 to 1936 by Paul Sidney Martin of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark on 1964-07-19.[2][4]

Lowry Pueblo was incorporated as part of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on 2000-06-09.

See also


External links

  • Lowry Pueblo at United States Bureau of Land Management website
  • Lowry Ruin at Field Museum of Natural History website

37°35′04″N 108°55′11″W / 37.584531°N 108.919648°W / 37.584531; -108.919648 (Lowry Pueblo)

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