Christmas Tree Ruin
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Christmas Tree Ruin (LA 11097)
|Nearest city||Farmington, New Mexico|
|Area||0.5 acres (0.20 ha)|
|MPS||Navajo--Refugee Pueblo TR|
|NRHP Reference #||86003646|
|Added to NRHP||January 21, 1987|
|Designated NMSRCP||February 20, 1975|
The Christmas Tree Ruin is an archaeological site containing a Navajo pueblito, a defensive structure built in a high cliff wall approximately 200 feet above the floor of Gobernador Canyon in northwestern New Mexico, United States. The ruin, which is believed to have been built by the Navajo, dates to the 18th century, and was probably used for defensive, storage, and habitation purposes.
The site is situated on a ledge and within a rock shelter. The ruin consists of a walled rock shelter and a burned rock pile. The walled area is accessible only by ladder.
- Adolfo Canyon Site (LA 5665)
- Navajo pueblitos
- National Register of Historic Places listings in San Juan County, New Mexico
- Defensive Sites Of Dinetah by Margaret A. Powers and Byron P. Johnson. New Mexico Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resources Series No. 2, 1987.
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