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Lowry Pueblo, Pleasant View

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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.
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.
Lowry Pueblo was incorporated as part of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on 2000-06-09, and is now managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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  • Unfortunately I forgot that the day we visited was Monday - this tends to happen when you have been travelling for many weeks. What day it is tends to get blurred. Why is this important? The Visitors....  more »
  • My 21 year old daughter and I recently spent a week at the Crow Canyon Archaeology Center and visited the site beforehand. We visited the visitor center about 15 miles away. This was a pretty road...  more »
  • Having been here a few times now, in different seasons, this place is consistently clean, enjoyable, shaded and remote. It has its share of visitors. A beautiful walk around and a couple of picnic tables make it a slightly out of the way lunch break spot
  • The roads are good to this site. Great landscape views, and an interesting history. There are also restrooms on site.
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