Casa Chiquita

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Casa Chiquita ("Small House") is a Ancestral Puebloan great house and archaeological site located in Chaco Canyon, northwestern New Mexico, United States.

Located near the old north entrance to the canyon, its layout features a smaller profile with a square block of rooms surrounding a central elevated round room, or kiva.[1] It also lacked the open plazas and separate kivas of its predecessors.[2] Larger, squarer blocks of stone were used in the masonry; its kivas were designed in the northern Mesa Verdean tradition. Its ruins now lie within Chaco Culture National Historical Park.


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2009-07-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Fagan 2005, p. 21.


  • Fagan, B (2005), Chaco Canyon: Archaeologists Explore the Lives of an Ancient Society, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-517043-1.
  • Yankosky, Dan; Malville, J. (1997), Casa Chiquita, Confluence Creations, archived from the original on 2009-07-12, retrieved 2009-09-15.

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Coordinates: 36°04′09″N 107°58′36″W / 36.0691°N 107.9766°W / 36.0691; -107.9766