Antelope House, Canyon de Chelly

Antelope House   Copyright © 2006 John D. Clark

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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.

  

© 2006 John D. Clark
Updated 12/28/2006