Posted by: Khori Newlander | July 6, 2007

Structure 1: July 6, 2007

In addition to trying to reach the floor of the structure, our efforts have been focused on tracing the structure’s eastern wall as it heads south. As suggested in the July 3rd entry, excavations in 2006 indicated that the structure was flooded prior to its closure by the inhabitants of Creswell Pueblo. This flood event and subsequent erosion has made it difficult to define the walls of the structure, though Will Swearson of the University of North Dakota has not been deterred. You can just barely see the eastern wall of the structure starting to take shape to Will’s right. In the deeper unit, excavations continue through muddy flood-related deposits that overlie the floor of the structure. Floor features and structure shape are important for archaeologists in the Southwest because of the functional and chronological implications they entail.



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