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45KT28 ~ Photos of Features

   

The following photos were taken, primarily by Charles G. Nelson, during the excavation of 45KT28. The width of each image is 640 px, though most are displayed at a width of 390 px. To see the larger image, right click and select "view image".

A post mold (Feature 1) in the bench of Component VIIB (see Fig. 19). The edge of the cavity is lined with white ash, the bottom is partially filled with charcoal and the hollow center filled with midden. This can only be true if the post was burned at or after the final abandonment of the pit house. The decorated digging stick handle (Fig. 87) that was found on the bench not far from the post mold was cracked and broken by fire, all the pieces articulated in situ. However, neither the bench nor the floor of VIIB were covered with ash or charcoal lenses.

 

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Rock feature occupying a portion of Component VIIA (see Figs. 5 and 19). As can be seen in the profile, VIIA grew laterally, from south to north in the area of our excavation. The rock feature occupied one of these overlapping lenses. VIIA, taken as a whole, may (a) have simply been a rubbish tip filled with ash from hearths and earth ovens elsewhere on the site, (b) an accumulation occupying a shallow swale locally used for earth ovens and barbecues, or (c) an enormous pit used for this purpose. Alas, we ran out of excavation time.


 

Remains, probably of a small earth oven, from the fill above the floor of VIIH. Spring, 1959.


 

The same earth oven in the fill of VIIH as seen from above. Spring, 1959.


 

Krotovina, a filled rodent burrow, penetrating Stratum V beneath Component VIIB.

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