Data on Chacoan or
Chacoan-Like Great Houses

David R. Wilcox

assembled by David R. Wilcox, Museum of Northern Arizona

 

Chaco Canyon Polity: effective radius: 2.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

1

Chetro Ketl

23,395

E; T+

1

1A

1, 2, 3

2

Pueblo Bonito

18,530

D+

2

1A

1, 2, 3

6

Pueblo del Arroyo

8991

B

4

1A

1, 2, 3

9

Pueblo Alto

8260

E

6

2A

1, 2, 3

18

Kin Kletso

2640

2M; T

11

2A

1, 2, 3

71

New Alto

645

M

30

5A

1, 2, 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Penasco Blanco

15,010

Oval+

3

1A

1, 2, 3

7

Una Vida

8750

arc L+

5

2A

1, 2, 3

10

Kin Bineola

2100;
8225

2K;
E+?

7

2A
2A

1, 6

11

Hungo Pavi

8025

B+

8

2A

1, 2, 3

12

Pueblo Pintado

5935

L+

9

2A

1, 2, 3, 6

16

Tsin Kletsin

3440

?; T

10

2A

1, 2, 5

20

Wijiji

2535

2K

12

2A

1, 2

21

Kin Klizhin

2395

2K;T

13

2A

1, 3, 6

26

Skunk Springs

1935

2K+

14

3A

3, 6

27

Peach Springs

1880

?; T?+

15

3A

1

28

Kin Ya-a

1845

3K; T+

16

3A

1, 6

31

Casa Chiquita

1460

M

17

3A

1, 2

35

Casa del Rio

1250

no K

18

4A

5, 6

37

Muddy Water I

1205

1K+

19

4A

5, 6

42

Red Willow

1064+

2K?T+

20

4A

8

45

Bisanni

1040

dual

21

4A

1, 3

46

Newcomb

1000

?+

22

4A

5, 6

47

Coolidge

971

dual+

23

4A

5, 6

Padilla Well

900+

?+

24

5A

5

53

Kin Indian

875

?

25

5A

22

56

Dalton Pass

825

2K+

26

5A

6

57

Toh La Kai

800

2K+

27

5A

5, 6

61

Greazy Hill

780

?

28

5A

22

63

Chaco East

750

?

29

5A

22

73

Standing Rock

630

no K+

31

5A

6

76

Figueredo

580+

2K+

32

5A

6

77

Muddy Water II

575

1K

33

5A

5, 6

78

Pierre's I

570

dual

34

5A

1

81

Pierre's II

505

M

35

5A

1

82

Whirlwind House

500

1K

36

5A

5, 6

85

Upper Kin Kletsin

470

1K

37

5A

1

87

Fort Wingate

466

?+

38

5A

6

90

Bee Burrow

450

2K

39

5A

1, 6

93

Thunder Ridge

400

?+

40

4B

7, 10

94

Pinedale

400

?

41

5A

22

96

Muddy Water III

390

2K

42

5A

5, 6

98

Tocito

372+

2K?+

43

5A

6

99

Quatro Payasos

370

?

44

5A

22

102

Santosee

325+

2K+

45

5A

6

104

Tse Lichi

300

M; T

46

5A

22

105

Blue Water Spring

300

?+?

47

5A

22

107

Section 8

280

2K

48

5A

5, 6

108

Greenlee

255

1K

49

5A

1

109

Lake Valley

230+

no K

50

5A

6

118

Halfway House

145

no K

51

5A

1

?

Church Rock

?

?+

?

5A?

22

?

Iyanbito

?

?+

?

5A?

22

?

Twin Lakes

?

?+

?

5A?

6

 

Aztec Polity: effective radius: 1.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

3

Aztec West

15,030

E+

1

1A

1, 3, 13

5

Aztec East

9295+

D+

2

1A

1, 3. 13

23

Aztec North

2100

B+

6

2A

13, 22

8

Salmon

8320

E; T+

3

2A

1, 3, 13

14

Kello Blancett West

4000

?+?

4

2A

13, 22

?

Kello Blancett East

?

?+?

?

2A?

22

17

Morris 41

2875

?+

5

3A

1, 15

30

Sterling

1685

2K?+?

7

3A

1, 14

64

Morris 39

730

2K+

8

4A

1, 15

86

Twin Angels

470

2K

9

5A

1

103

Squaw Springs

312+

2K+

10

5A

6

111

Morris 20

222

3K

11

5A

15

?

Jacques

?

?

?

5A?

13

?

Jackson Lake

?

?+

?

5A?

13, 22

?

LA 2519

?

?

?

5A?

13, 22

 

Chimney Rock Isolate: effective radius: 1 day?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

19

Chimney Rock

2535

2K+

1

1B

1, 11

?

5AA8

?

?

2

?

12

 

Guadalupe Isolate: effective radius: 0.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

33

Guadalupe

1400

2K

1

3B

1, 9

 

San Mateo Polity: effective radius: 1 to 1.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

13

San Mateo

4125

2K+?

1

1B

5, 6

24

Haystack

2055

2K; T+

2

2B

5, 6

44

Kin Bee Tsahyoh

1050

2K?+

3

3B

23

60

El Rito

795

2K?+?

4

3B

5, 6

62

Andrews

750

2K?+

5

4B

5, 6

72

Casamero

635

2K?+

6

4B

3, 6

80

Kin Nizhoni

550

2K

7

4B

5, 6

83

Coyotes Sing Here

500

2K

8

4B

5, 6

 

Allentown Polity: effective radius: 1 to 1.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

15

Allentown

3460

dual+

1

1B

1, 3

39

Kin Hocho'i

1196+

2K?+

2

2B

8

43

Navajo Springs

1050+

2K?+

3

2B

3, 7, 8

51

LA 38011

900+

?

4

3B

8

68

Hunter's Point

693

2K?+

5

3B

8, 10

69

Chambers

680

2K?+?

6

3B

3, 8, 10

74

Navajo South

600

?+

7

3B

3, 10

91

At'see Nitsaa

441+

?+

8

4B

8

100

Sanders Pueblo

360

?

9

4B

3, 6, 8, 10

110

Stepping Stone House

220+

1K

10

4B

114

Houck

200

2K?

11

4B

1, 3, 7, 8

119

Woyle A'din

128+

?

12

4B

8

?

Sanders Ruin

?

?+?

?

4B?

8

?

Tseyatoh

?

?+?

?

4B?

8

 

Zuni Polity: effective radius: 0.5 day

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

55

Gonzales Well

850+

2K?

1

3B

8

75

Village of the Great Kivas

590

2K+

2

2B

1, 3

84

Spier's 81

500

?+

3

3B

21

?

Bosson Well

?

?

?

4B?

8

 

Las Ventanas Isolate: effective radius: 0.5 day

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

52

Las Ventanas

900

no K?; T+

3

1B

3, 6

 

Cow Skull Isolate: effective radius: 0.5 day

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

Cow Skull

300+

no K+

4

3B

8, 24

 

Kin Cheops Polity: effective radius: 0.5 to 1 day

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

25

Kin Cheops

1950

no K?+

1

1B

8

120

Hubble Corner

100+

no K+

?

3B

3, 8

?

Cerro Prieto

?

M?

?

3B?

8

?

Largo Gap

?

?+?

?

3B?

8

?

Danson's 202

?

no K+

?

3B?

8

 

LA 4030 Isolate?: effective radius: 0.5 days?

 

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

65

LA 4030

700+

no K

1?

1B?

8

66

Cox Ranch

700+

no K+?

2

2B

8

 

Canyon Butte Isolate?: effective range: 0.5 days?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

49

Canyon Butte

950

?

1

1B

10, 22

115

Kin Trinklebert

200

?+

2

4B

10, 22

 

Blackrock Gaddy Polity: effective radius: 0.5 day

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

32

Blackrock Gaddy

1400

?

1

2B

10

48

Bad Dog Ridge

950

?+

2

3B

10

?

Wide Ruin

?

?

3

4B?

10

 

 

Sunrise Springs Polity: effective radius: 0.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

59

Sunrise Springs

800

?+

1

1B

3, 7, 10

92

Bear Squats

420+

?+

2

2B

3, 7

116

Ganado

200

?+

3

3B

7, 10

117

Toyee

200

?

4

3B

10

?

Cornfields

?

?

?

3B?

7, 10

?

Kin Lichee

?

2K

?

4B?

3, 7

 

Tse Chizzi Polity: effective radius: 0.5 days

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

70

Tse Chizzi

666

?+

1

1B

3, 7, 10

97

Whippoorwill

375

?

2

2B

7, 10

101

Burnt Corn

340

?

3

2B

7, 10

?

Salina Springs

?

?

?

2B?

3, 7

 

White House Isolate?: effective range: 0.5 days?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

?

White House

?

2K?

1?

1B?

3, 20

 

Lukachukai Polity: effective range: 0.5 days?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

?

Lukachukai

?

?

1

1B?

22

95

Round Rock

400

no K

2

2B

7, 10

 

El Malpais Polity: effective radius: 1 day

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

38

El Malapais

1200+

2K?+

1

1B

13, 16

58

Mitten Rock

800

?

2

2B

10

79

Teec Nos Pos

555

?

3

3B

7, 10

112

Hogback

205

1K+

4

3B

1, 6

?

Eagle Nest

?

?

?

3B?

13, 22

 

Mesa Verde Polity: effective radius: 0.5 days?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

34

Far View House

1290

M?

1

1B

3, 20, 25

 

Yellow Jacket Polity?: effective radius: 1 day?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

?

Yellow Jacket

?

?+

1?

1B?

12, 18

40

Yucca House

1190

?

2?

2B?

3, 5, 18

41

Wallace

1080

2K

3?

2B?

1, 12, 17

54

Lowry

870

?+

4?

2B?

1, 3, 19

67

Ida Jean

695

2K+

5?

2B?

1, 12

89

Escalante

455

M

6?

3B?

1, 3, 18

?

Haynie

?

?

?

2B?

12

?

Casa Negra

?

?+

?

3B?

12

?

Reservoir

?

?+

?

3B?

12, 18

?

Lancaster

?

?

?

2B?

18

?

Ansel Hall

?

?

?

2B?

12

?

5DL860

?

?

?

2B?

12

 

Cottonwood Falls Polity?: effective radius: 0.5 to 1 days??

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

?

Cottonwood Falls

?

?+

1?

1B?

3, 12

?

Arch Canyon

?

?

?

?

12

?

Et Al.

457

2K

?+

?

12

?

Montezuma

?

?

?

?

12

 

Bluff Cemetery Isolate: effective distance: 0.5 days?

Rank Order

Site Name

Size
(sq. m)

Org. Type

Polity Rank Order

Size Class

Sources

1

Bluff Cemetery

857

2K+

1

2B?

3, 12

 

 

Appendix 1: Key:

Size: Floor Area in square meters; the numbers with a "+" are estimates of the first-story floor area of room blocks only, while the other numbers include estimates of higher story floor area and plazas.

Organizational Type: K: kiva; M: McElmo; dual: two room blocks; B: bracket-shaped; T: tower kiva

Sources:

1. Powers et al. 1983
2. Lekson 1984
3. personal observation
4. Mathien and Windes 1989
5. Schelberg 1984
6. Marshall et al. 1979
7. Reagan 1929; Gilpin 1986, 1989
8. Fowler et al. 1987
9. Pippin 1987
10. Dennis Gilpin, personal communication 1991
11. Eddy 1977
12. Varien et al. 1993
13. McKenna and Stein 1988
14. Bice 1983
15. Morris 1939
16. McKenna 1988
17. Bradley 1984
18. Kane 1994
19. Martin 1936
20. Lekson 1991
21. Keith Kintigh, personal communication 1991
22. Stein 1991
23. Copeland 1985
24. Wozniak and Marshall 1991
25. Fewkes 1917

 




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