Yucca House

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Yucca House and Snider's Well

Jul 16, 2015

Yucca House was a great village of the Ancestral Puebloans and is one of the largest archaeological sites in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeology expedition historian and author Fred Blackburn about a feature at the site named Snider's Well that was documented in excavations in the late 1800s, the history of the land ownership and investigations there, and what he hopes to learn from his research.


Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".