Colorado

The Lost Pueblo Village

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In Cortez, Colorado, the Team explores the Dillard site, a village that some 1500 years ago was home to people of the Basketmaker III era, a culture that advanced itself with technologies like farming, pottery, and the bow and arrow. The innovations of the Basketmaker III era led to the complex, beautiful Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings of the nearby Mesa Verde region. Recent discoveries at the Dillard site—located at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center—lead researchers to ask: was this site more than just a village? Was this concentrated settlement the scene of a turning point in human history? Time Team America hopes to help solve the mystery.

TIME TEAM AMERICA'S CONTRIBUTION

Why We Went There

Why We Went There

The Big Questions

What We Did & What We Learned

What We Did & What We Learned

Field work, experimental archaeology, data collection and analysis, and interpretation

WHAT WE FOUND

What We Found

Fragments from Our Past

Check out some of the more telling artifacts found at this site.

CONTRIBUTING SCIENTISTS

Dr. Ron Towner

Dr. Ron Towner

Dendrochronology

INTERPRET THE DATA

Magnetometry

Magnetometry

Magnetic survey measures the variation of magnetic fields of the earth.

Resistivity

Resistivity

Resistance survey measures the subsurface variation in soil.

GEOPHYSICS RESULTS

 

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