+ ++ New Discoveries in the Mesa Verde Region | Latina Lista
BlogBeat

New Discoveries in the Mesa Verde Region

New Discoveries in the Mesa Verde Region

By Michael Ruggeri
The Ancient America's Breaking News

 

The Dillard Site in southwestern Colorado is giving archaeologists new insights into early Pueblo Society in the Southwest.

[caption id="attachment_14735" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado"][/caption]

The ruins there were built during the Basketmaker III period of the Anasazi. The site dates from the 7th century and has a great kiva and many pit houses. 120 pithouses have already been found nearby. Stone-and-mortor masonry was used to build the great kiva. This is 200 years before the earliest known masonry of this kind in the Southwest. One of the pithouses appears to have a ramped entryway, going against the rooftop entryway model of other pithouses.

Basketmaker III lasted from 500-750 CE. It was a period of rapid population growth in the Mesa Verde region of the Dillard Site. Wide scale immigration into the central Mesa Verde area brought with it domesticated beans, pottery, the bow and arrow. A favorable climate may have been the reason for the influx. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Society is instrumental in these digs at Dillard and is looking for volunteers.

Contact; www.crowcanyon.org or call 800-422-8975.

Popular Archaeology has the story with photos;
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2011/article/excavation-providing-new-insights-to-the-rise-of-pueblos-of-the-american-southwest

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

BlogBeat

More in BlogBeat

2_461_12928a81-6ed5-4e3c-be23-8dfe50af78e3

More Mexicans are leaving the US than coming across the border

Latina ListaJanuary 5, 2016
2_454_03bc190f-3ad8-4aec-8e45-f6d77114e7ad

Black, Latino Boys in Boston Want Better Schools

Latina ListaDecember 21, 2015
2_450_3c520db6-5dc2-4698-bd58-df175083955a

Maps track spread of U.S. social movements

Latina ListaDecember 17, 2015
2_446_4f6e28c8-08c7-4bff-a70e-497c0aca2963

The Woman Who Made Sure We Remembered The Alamo

Latina ListaDecember 16, 2015
2_440_2f5403e1-c75f-4690-b300-d0a2045cb28b

Sports history shows why playing ball with Cuba makes sense

Latina ListaDecember 15, 2015
2_435_44064724-1dc6-428e-88af-d1bd1c395b8c

Helping Latina children’s book author nationally shine with the #DRUMITUP campaign

Latina ListaDecember 10, 2015
2_430_76f4e942-2f50-4ca1-9aa1-4f2999224188

Do custom news feeds give us rigid views?

Latina ListaDecember 9, 2015
2_426_c0fc302c-7074-4bca-bbc2-c56bcbd9c171

Research: Latino Families Have Worse Access to Healthy Food

Latina ListaDecember 8, 2015
2_420_e9e0bd4d-b4d9-42bf-9e81-ef5b65957c7c

FAFSA Application: Everything You Need to Know in 2016

Latina ListaDecember 7, 2015