Site Overview

Site Number


History of the Site Name

Little Mueller House was named after the current land owners, Jerry & Lisa Mueller.

Other Names

Name Comment
ICR-057 Indian Camp Ranch Survey temporary site number

Site Type

Basketmaker III habitation.

Site Boundary Description

The boundaries of the site follow the extent of artifacts and construction evidence across and down the east and west sides of a north-south trending ridge.

Site Size

1.0 acres

Site Composition and Layout

The site comprises a late-Basketmaker III tripple-chambered pithouse with a linear slab-lined roomblock. A dispersed midden is to the south of the structures.

Cultural Affiliation and Date Range of Occupation

Mesa Verde Ancestral Pueblo; late Basketmaker III period. Occupied between A.D. 660-725.

General Location

Approximately 5.6 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, south of County Road K.

Ownership, Stewardship

Private Property, Indian Camp Ranch Lot 20: Muellers}

Years of Crow Canyon Excavation


Percent Excavated by Crow Canyon

Approximately 20 percent of the site was excavated.


State of Colorado Archaeological Permits were obtained for each field season (2013 and 2016) to conduct archaeological research.

Permits Comment
2013-48 State of Colorado Survey Permit
2016-3 State of Colorado Excavation Permit
2016-4 State of Colorado Survey Permit