Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-032: Excavations at Casa Roca (Site 5Mt2203), a Pueblo I / Pueblo II Field House

Author(s): Joel M. Brisbin

Year: 1982


Casa Roca, Site 5MT2203, is a small, seasonal use, single-component site located in southwestern Colorado. The site was excavated in 1979 by the Dolores Archaeological Program (D.A.P.) as part of a representative sample of sites, by site type and temporal period, from the borrow areas of the Dolores Project, a Bureau of Reclamation water storage project. Casa Roca is assigned to the McPhee Phase (A.D. 850-970) as defined by the D.A.P. temporal system. This corresponds to the late Pueblo I and early Pueblo II periods of the Pecos classification. The major architectural feature at the site is a masonry surface room with a stone-lined floor. It is inferred that this site was a field house which was occupied seasonally. In addition to the surface structure, seven exterior subsurface features were located, including five basin-shaped heating pits, and a large slab-lined fireplace.

Originally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. In 2015, as part of its effort to improve tDAR content, the Center for Digital Antiquity uploaded a copy of the document and further improved the record metadata.

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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-032: Excavations at Casa Roca (Site 5Mt2203), a Pueblo I / Pueblo II Field House. Joel M. Brisbin. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 134495) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RF5XNP

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 850 to 970

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.604; min lat: 37.465 ; max long: -108.481; max lat: 37.593 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2202357; 2202358; 5312002; 602020; 5312010; 920288

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-40-S0562

NADB citation id number(s): 000000166462; 000000179876; 000000166461; 000000092442; 000000118618; 000000179868


General Note: As of February 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website;

General Note: Originally this record was automatically added to tDAR from NADB. In 2015, a copy of the document was added and the record metadata was updated. Additional entries (tDAR id: 56883, 56884, 90094, 20078, 20230) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

General Note: Those listed as contributors in the individual & institutional roles section are the authors of the accompanying appendices for this report.

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