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Serpents Quarters Pueblo, Approximately 2 miles north of County Road G, Cortez, Montezuma County, CO

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Serpents Quarters Pueblo, Approximately 2 miles north of County Road G, Cortez, Montezuma County, CO

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Significance: Located in the Four Corners area of the desert southwest, Serpents Quarters exemplifies a canyon habitation of the ancestral Puebloan McElmo cultural pattern of the later part of Great Pueblo period of prehistory that flourished in this region until the 1270s. The site is located within the Sand Canyon National Register Archaeological District and is a cliff dwelling that contains habitation and storage rooms, a typical small subterranean kiva, a tower, and rock art. The outstanding features at the site includes two-story walls, beam sockets, and extant wall plaster with painted designs.
Survey number: HABS CO-204
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 05000138

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1933 - 1970
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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Keohan, Thomas G., project manager
College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado at Denver
Summers, Luis H., project manager
Sullivan, Mark, delineator
Bendele, Adam, delineator
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Bureau of Land Management
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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