McFee Village

This ancient place was occupied by an early farming community from c. 800 C.E. and abandoned c. 975 C.E., located in the Dolores River valley about 7 km south of the McPhee dam site. Montezuma County. Colorado. The architecture of this village gives a glimpse into the early development of Puebloan Culture community architecture. The surface blocks of rooms consist of a southeast facing living rooms, each with two smaller storage rooms to the back, and one or more associated pit houses to the southeast.

Elevation is c. 2072 meters (6800 feet) above sea level.

Materials: Above ground room blocks: stone walls; wood beams roof structure with mud/clay roof; sub-surface room: wood structure supporting mud/clay roof.

Data for CG model:
1. Morgan, William N., 1994. ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE OF THE SOUTHWEST, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas.
2. Kane, Allen E. and. Robinson, Christine K, 1988. DOLORES ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROGRAM: ANASAZI COMMUNITIES AT DOLORES: MCPHEE VILLAGE, Books 1 and 2., United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering and Reseach Center, Denver, Colorado.

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