Crow Canyon Archaeological District

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For the teaching and research center in southwestern Colorado, see Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
Crow Canyon Archeological District
Crow Canyon petroglyphs.jpg
Rock art at Crow Canyon
Nearest city Farmington, New Mexico
Area 3,200 acres (1,300 ha)
Architectural style Hogans & Pueblitos
NRHP Reference # 74001200[1]
NMSRCP # 276
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 15, 1974
Designated NMSRCP March 20, 1973

Crow Canyon Archaeological District is a historic site in Rio Arriba and San Juan counties in New Mexico, about 30 miles southeast of the city of Farmington. Located in Dinétah, the traditional homeland of the Navajo people, the site contains a variety of Navajo ruins and rock art from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. There are several large petroglyph panels which include both Navajo and Pueblo images, as well as a handful of Navajo defensive structures known as pueblitos which were built in the 18th century during a period of conflict with the Utes. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Crow Canyon Petroglyphs, photo from Historic American Buildings Survey

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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