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Anasazi Heritage Center - OU08DB

 Anasazi Center

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N 37° 28.530' W 108° 32.866' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Colorado
 Cache Type: Guest Book
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 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 15 August 2015
 Date Created: 15 August 2015
 Last Modified: 16 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU08DB

 


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Data: 08/16/2015 12:41:58, add by DudleyGrunt
Historic Site attribute would seem appropriate.
Ad attribute? Is is opperated by a private business? Is there a fee? That would be the Fee Required ($) attribute.

Just things to look at.

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Anasazi Heritage Center
27501 Highway 184
Built: c. 1129 (initial development); c. 1150–1200, Ancestral Puebloan peoples

Children exploring the Escalante Ruins.Escalante Pueblo was named for Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante, who, along with Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez, documented their explorations near present-day Dolores, Colorado.  They were camped along the edge of El Rio de Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores (“Our Lady of Sorrows”) when they made the first documentation of an Ancestral Puebloan site in present-day Colorado.  In his 1776 diary Father Escalante wrote, “Upon an elevation on the river’s south side, there was in ancient times a small settlement of the same type as the Indians of New Mexico, as the ruins we purposely inspected show.”

Escalante Pueblo is one of the northernmost Chacoan outlier communities, showing strong Chaco influence.  Reminiscent of New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, the architecture at Escalante Pueblo includes a large rectangular room enclosing a kiva in the center, surrounded by some 28 rooms and living quarters.  The masonry is also Chacoan in style—stones similar in size and shape alternating with bands of smaller stones, called “chinking,” a form common in structures throughout southwestern Colorado.  The SHF’s $98,525 was granted to the University of Colorado for a project using advanced technologies, including photogrammetry, to map the ruins site and create drawings for research and public education.  The SHF also granted $40,100 to the Public Lands Interpretive Association for educational curriculum development.  When the roof of the kiva at Escalante collapsed under heavy snows in 1997, the photogrammetric maps enabled the archaeologists at Escalante to restore and stabilize the kiva.  A short interpretive trail, which provides access to the disabled, leads from the Anasazi Heritage Center to Escalante Ruin, from which visitors can take in panoramic views of McPhee Reservoir and the entire Four Corners area.

Sign the guest book and post a picture of yourself.

27501 Highway 184, Dolores, Colorado USA 81323  
PHONE: (970) 882-5600 
 
|  FAX: (970) 882-7035 
HOURS: 9-5 March-October; 10-4 November-February  
ADMISSION: $3 adults March-October; free November-February 
17 & under free. School groups free.
We honor Federal Recreational Lands Passes.

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