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Goodman Point Archaeological Project
"The Goodman Point Archaeological Project: Community Center and Cultural Landscape Study" was a multiyear investigation of an ancient Pueblo community located within the Goodman Point Unit of Hovenweep National Monument.
The field excavations were divided into two phases: Phase I (2005–2008), titled "Goodman Point Pueblo Excavations," focused on test excavations at Goodman Point Pueblo (Site 5MT604), the large village that served as the community center from the middle to late A.D. 1200s (see links to reports, below). Phase II (2008–2010) involved test excavations at several smaller sites surrounding the large village, including habitation sites, ancient roadways, and possible Pueblo agricultural fields.
Annual and Interim Fieldwork Reports
Annual and interim reports provide quick access to field data. Please be aware that they may contain errors or omissions and that the data presented in them are preliminary and subject to change. After all analyses have been completed, the annual and interim fieldwork reports will be replaced by interactive databases and the final publications for the project.
Phase I: Goodman Point Pueblo Excavations
Phase II: Goodman Point Community Testing
The Goodman Point Historic Land-Use Study
The "Goodman Point Historic Land-Use Study" was first published by Crow Canyon in 1992 as Chapter 4 in The Sand Canyon Archaeological Project: A Progress Report (Occasional Paper no. 2, edited by William D. Lipe). The study, conducted by Marjorie R. Connolly in 1989 and 1990, is based primarily on interviews with elderly area residents whose families lived on farms in the vicinity of Goodman Point during the early twentieth century. The study is an excellent complement to Crow Canyon's research at the Goodman Point Unit. View the PDF document.