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Preservation group acquires Chacoan-era site in New Mexico

Preservation group acquires Chacoan-era site in New Mexico

The Associated Press
March 11, 2018 02:39 PM

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - A national nonprofit group that focuses on the preservation of archaeological sites has just acquired property in northwestern New Mexico that includes a stone structure, a pair of kivas and roads that are believed to be part of the system that once linked Chaco Canyon's ancient civilization.

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The Farmington Daily Times reports the site, located above Aztec Ruins National Monument, was donated to the Archaeological Conservancy by Charley and Kim Dein and has been named the Dein Ruin.

The property transfer was completed Tuesday.

The square, block-style great house contained 30 to 40 rooms and may have been two stories high. Archaeological Conservancy Southwest Regional Director Jim Walker says Chacoan elite likely lived inside the great house.

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