Prescott Valley, Arizona
Learn About The Fitzmaurice Ruins
     Between 1050 and 1300 AD, a mesa pueblo existed on the south side
of Lynx Creek on the southwest corner of present-day Prescott Valley.

     In 1864 when gold seekers were searching Lynx Creek, the ruins
were discovered by white men. The ruin is on property originally owned
by G. S. Fitzmaurice, hence its name.

     The ruins were first excavated in 1933 by Edward Spicer and Louis
Caywood. Another excavation was worked on in 1968 by Franklin and
Joan Barnett. A third excavation was worked in 1975 by a Yavapai
College class.

     The ruins’ main structure is 200 ft. x 48 ft. The pueblo contains about
32 rooms with 21 outlying rooms. The ceramics found in all three
excavations total 57,902 pieces.

     The 1975 class found the partial skeletal remains of a 14-year-old
female, uncovered 18 whole or restore able jars and bowls, a hammer
stone and awl fragments, shell pieces and various stone tools.

     The Fain Land and Cattle Co bought the property in 1955 and deeded
the area as a town park in 2002.
Fitzmaurice Ruins Today
Pottery and metate from Jenny
Palmer collection