Photo of project archeologist and crew
Project archeologist Jennifer McWilliams and crew members Daniel Teague and Virginia Hatfield combine efforts to finish excavating the large baking pit features in the South Block. They are working within an area of five intersecting pits. The intersecting pits indicate that the area was used repeatedly for the same purpose: here, native peoples baked foods such as onion bulbs, using hot rocks as a heating element.  As the crew removed the pit fill, they left the burned rocks they found at the bottoms of the pits in place. These rocks helped the archeologists discern the shapes of the pits, but are only a small part of the 75 pounds of rocks found in these features.
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