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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Pueblo
Structure Number:
AZ O:5:91
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Montezuma Castle National Monument Well Unit
Structure State:
Arizona
Structure County:
Yavapai
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Southwest
Administrative Unit:
Montezuma Castle National Monument
LCS ID:
489547
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
11/20/1978
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
National
Short Significance Description:
Feature of Montezuma Castle National Monument: Well Unit, nationally significant under NR Criteria C & D. Period of Significance: A.D. 1125-1400. Remains of an 11-room pueblo that represents the Honanki – Tuzigoot phases of Southern Sinagua.
Long Significance Description:
This eleven-room pueblo on the southwest rim of Montezuma Well is a feature of the Montezuma Castle National Monument: Well Unit, which is significant at the national level under National Register Criterion C for it embodies the characteristics of a type and period and under National Register Criterion D because it has yielded, and is likely to yield further, information important in prehistory.

The original construction and occupation of this site represents the Honanki-Tuzigoot phases of the Southern Sinagua culture. It was built and occupied during Honanki phase (circa AD 1125) through Tuzigoot phase (AD 1300-1400). The site was abandoned sometime after AD 1400. Period of Significance ranges approximately from AD 1125 to 1400.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Prehistoric
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1125
AD
1400
AD
So Sinagua, Honanki-Tuzigoot phases
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Multiple Dwelling
Primary Current Use:
Exhibit
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Ruin
Volume:
2,000 - 20,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
3550
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Walls
Limestone
Short Physical Description:
11-room pueblo on southwest rim of Montezuma Well. Remaining walls average 1-4 foot tall, constructed of unshaped limestone.
Long Physical Description:
This eleven room pueblo is situated 12 meters from the southwest rim of Montezuma Well. The remaining walls average one foot to four feet tall. The walls are constructed of unshaped limestone.