"Toward the southern end of the [Millington] site are large mounds, possibly representing kitchen-midden deposits, connected with the sites of the large communal houses described in the early Spanish accounts" (Kelley 1939).

Similar burned rock accumulations occur at other La Junta sites and are the result of baking desert plants (such as sotol and agave) in roasting pits. Such mounds are often called "burned rock middens" and they are very characteristic site features throughout the Trans-Pecos. 1938 photo, CBBS Archives, Sul Ross.
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