Antelope House was named for the colorful drawings of antelope by a
Navajo artist over 150 years ago. The structures include a four-story section with
plastered interior walls. The ruin was excavated and stabilized by archeologists between
1970-73, uncovering a series of structures dating from the earliest Basketmaker culture.
A nearly complete record of occupation was uncovered from the 8th through 13th centuries
including rich information on environmental conditions, how the occupants lived, and what
they ate. This is the most thoroughly investigated site in Canyon de Chelly.