|The plum pits found at Hank's
house were lightly charred and were cracked open to remove the edible seed
inside. Wild plums grow in many places in the West Pasture canyon and would
have been an important food resource. This photo shows a prehistoric plum
pit fragment (right) compared with a whole modern pit (top) and a cracked
modern pit (left) from a nearby plum thicket. Photo by Doug Boyd.