Casamero Pueblo facts for kids
The ruins are located on McKinley County Road 19, near Tecolote Mesa. Tecolote means "owl", and the red sandstone mesa has a formation that looks like the eyes of an owl.
Casamero Pueblo was an outlier of Chaco Canyon between about 1050 and 1100, or 1000 to 1125. Built with core-veneer masonry, the pueblo has 22 rooms on the ground floor and may have had 6 rooms on the second story. The settlement had 37 or more additional sites, many masonry dwellings, and a Great Kiva. Andrews Ranch, an outlier within the vicinity, was connected to the pueblo via a Chacoan road.
Between 1966 and 1967 the pueblo was excavated. The masonry was subsequently stabilized.
The ruins are open throughout the year and are accessed via a short trail from the parking lot.
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