The Lowry Pueblo is an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site located in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Pleasant View, Colorado, United States. The pueblo was constructed around 1060 AD atop abandoned pithouses from an earlier period of occupation. It was occupied by 40 to 100 people at a time for 165 years. The structure was built up to about 40 rooms and featured multiple kivas. The architecture of Lowry Pueblo was influenced by the settlement at Chaco Canyon, approximately 100 miles to the south.
|Location||Montezuma County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Pleasant View, Colorado|
|NRHP reference #||66000253|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||July 19, 1964|
The inhabitants were farmers who also hunted small game, made elaborately decorated pottery, and wove cotton obtained by trade. Its last occupation occurred in the early 13th century.
The pueblo was named for the early area homesteader George Lowry. Lowry Pueblo was excavated during summer field seasons from 1930 to 1936 by Paul Sidney Martin of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark on 1964-07-19.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- "Lowry Ruin". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
- Bureau of Land Management
- Albert H. Schroeder (September 24, 1962) National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Lowry Pueblo (includes maps and diagrams of site), National Park Service and Accompanying 2 photos, from the Field expedition.
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