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Along with the huge main pueblo, Clear Creek Ruin sports an extensive collection of cavates. A Museum of Northern Arizona study identified 58 cavates, but it is believed there are others hidden by rock fall.

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Clear Creek Ruin: A national monument that never was

Part 4: Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month

Less than six months after President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act of 1906, he signed a second document designating Montezuma Castle as a national monument.