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Chimney Rock National Monument in Archuleta County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pit House Site

 
 
Pit House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
1. Pit House Site Marker
Inscription.  

The Northern San Juan Surface Pit House that was constructed here is composed of one large room used as a dwelling area and 3 rectangular room blocks used for storage.

[Left illustration caption reads]
Typical cross-section of surface pit house

[Right illustration caption reads]
Plan showing room layout of this surface pit house
 
Erected by Chimney Rock Interpretive Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 37° 10.482′ N, 107° 18.189′ W. Marker is in Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado, in Archuleta County. Marker is on the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association gift shop's west wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3179 Colorado Route 151, Pagosa Springs CO 81147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Kiva (here, next to this marker); Chimney Rock Artifacts (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Chimney Rock National Monument

Pit House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
2. Pit House Site Marker
(approx. half a mile away); People and Place (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. The US Forest Service is in the process of building a new visitor center which should be open for the 2021 visitation season.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chimney Rock National Monument. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chimney Rock Interpretive Association. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Chimney Rock National Monument Management Plan (USFS). (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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