General Information: These sites are located on several different ridges within the Lost City Complex. The sites were photographed as we came upon them so there is no rhyme or reason to the order that they are in. We found the ruins of pit houses, pueblos, and storage areas and by using the description of the ruins at the bottom of our Lost City Museum page, you can make inferences as to what many of the ruins probably were. Most everything pictured below dates somewhere between 300 BC and AD 1150. Bottom line... it's old. Please visit our “Lost City Museum” page located in our Nevada’s Historic Sites section of this web site.
Pit house ruins: Are normally circular and below ground with a wood and/or dirt roof and are older than pueblos. The ruins of a pit house will usually present itself as a circle with a depression in the center. The depression is where the roof collapsed in on itself. You will normally not see a rock ring or circle of rocks around the upper edge of the pit house.
Pueblo ruins: Can be square, round or circular, or rectangular, and may or may not be connected with other pueblos. In Nevada they are normally single story unlike their counterparts in the four corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona which can be multiple stories. The ruins will normally present themselves as a square, circular, or rectangular rock patterns or outlines on the ground, and they may or may not be connected to each other.