Architecture of the San Juan Basin Ancestral Puebloan Civilization, this Chaco Outlier in the Red Mesa Valley of New Mexico, is located 67 kilometers (42 miles) south of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National HIstoric Park. Cashmero Great House is nearby. Dates of habitation, established by archaeologists, are 902-1117 C.E. There are 22 rooms, 2 kivas, 4 Great Kivas, in or near the Great House, which had a maximum population of 46. The diameter of the Great Kiva is 12.5 meters (41 feet).

Elevation is 2133 meters (7000 feet) above sea level.

Materials: Walls are 50 centimeters (20 inches) thick with stone veneer with rubble cores, stuccoed; Roof visas (purlins and beams) were piñon and juniper, covered with closely spaced latillas, fiber mats and adobe.

1. Kantner, John, 2010; Casamero in the Chaco World, Chapter 10 in book, The Casamero Community in the Red Mesa Valley of Northwestern New Mexico, Archaeological Society of New Mexico, Editors: F. Joan Mathieu.
2. Marshall, Mike, et al, 1979; Anasazi Communities in the San Juan Basin. Santa Fe Public Service Company, Albuquerque, and the Historic Preservation Bureau, 1979.
3. Powers, Robert, P; Gillespie, William B.; Lekson, Stephen H., 1983; The Outlier Survey, A Regional View of Settlement in the San Juan Basin, National Park Service, U.S Department of the Interior, Division of Cultural Research. Reports of the Chaco Center, Number Three, 1983.


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