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  • July 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Ideas and Lecture Series”

Sponsored by the Sunflower Theatre


Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological  Society Presents:

Thursday, July 6th, 7:00pm – Dr. Susan Ryan– The Northern Chaco Outliers Project

In 2017, Crow Canyon archaeologists will launch a new multiyear project, the Northern Chaco Outliers Project. The focus of the project is the Haynie site (5MT1905), a significant ancestral Pueblo village located just northeast of Cortez. Full-time excavation will begin during the 2017 field season, and the project will continue through 2020.

The Haynie site contains two Chaco–period (A.D. 1050–1140) great houses and numerous small houses. All are part of the larger Lakeview group, which includes the two great houses at the Haynie site and two others nearby on private land. This makes the Lakeview group one of the densest concentrations of great houses found north of Aztec Ruins.

“There are few communities in the Mesa Verde area that have a tight clustering of public and residential architecture,” said Susan Ryan, Ph.D., director of archaeology at Crow Canyon. “We don’t see many examples of this dense concentration of great houses in the Mesa Verde region.” Others include Lowry Pueblo, 27 miles northwest of Cortez, and the community at Mitchell Springs, just south of Cortez.


8 E. Main St., Cortez, Colorado, 81321, United States


Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.