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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Parunuweap Canyon Prehistoric Structure
Structure Number:
42WS0122
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Zion National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Parunuweap Canyon Archaeological District
Structure State:
Utah
Structure County:
Washington
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Colorado Plateau
Administrative Unit:
Zion National Park
LCS ID:
054436
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
11/07/1996
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
This is a contributing feature to the Nationally significant Parunuweap Canyon Archaeological District. It is eligible under NR Criterion C for Prehistoric Archaeology & Ethnic Heritage and Criterion D for potential to yield information. The periods of significance are 500-1150 AD & 1200-1850 AD.
Long Significance Description:
This is a contributing feature to the Nationally significant Parunuweap Canyon Archaeological District. It is eligible under NR Criterion C for Prehistoric Archaeology & Ethnic Heritage and Criterion D for potential to yield information. The periods of significance are 500-1150 AD & 1200-1850 AD.

The Park's archaeological sites provide researchers an opportunity to study the lifeways of the Virgin Anasazi, yielding information on their lives in the canyons as well as on their interactions with the neighboring Kayenta Anasazi and Fremont peoples.
 
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
500
AD
1150
AD
Virgin Anasazi Basket II/Pueblo II
Other
2. 
Stabilized
1994
AD
1994
AD
Alpine Arch. Consultants
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Multiple Dwelling
Primary Current Use:
Ruin
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Storage (Granary/Silo)
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Ruin
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Walls
Earth
2. 
Walls
Sandstone/Brownstone
3. 
Framing
Wood
Short Physical Description:
Ruin of 2 dwelling rooms 8+ masonry storage rooms (several intact, some 2-story), 9 cists, and a dry-laid enclosure wall in alcove. Most walls are wet-laid masonry with remnants of mud plaster and some jacal construction. Fire pits, smoke blackening, and rock art are also present.
Long Physical Description:
Ruin of 2 dwelling rooms 8+ masonry storage rooms (several intact, some 2-story), 9 cists, and a dry-laid enclosure wall in alcove. Most walls are wet-laid masonry with remnants of mud plaster and some jacal construction. Fire pits, smoke blackening, and rock art are also present.