The Excavation and Repair of Betatakin
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Plate 1. Betatakin blends naturally with the walls of its vast cave. (1926 photograph, by courtesy of Dr. A. E. Douglass)

Plate 2. Map showing the three units of Navajo National Monument

Plate 3. Ground plan of Betatakin ruin
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Plate 4. A (top), Trail scene in Segi Canyon in August, 1908. B (bottom), Approaching Betatakin ruin on March 27, 1917.

Plate 5. A (top), Blanketed with snow, camp was a dismal place. B (bottom), Waiting for whatever the cook might provide.

Plate 6. A (top), The principal house group before excavation, as viewed from Room 75. Room 66 stands at the lower right. B (bottom), Above Rooms 66 and 117, in the right foreground, one notes the seepage zone which formerly watered diverse vegetation.

Plate 7. A (top), The door of Room 6 and, on the right margin, the convex foundation of Room 8. B (bottom), Rooms 3-7 and the near-by retaining wall, as viewed from the roof of Room 20.

Plate 8. A (top), A small pole formed a secondary jamb for the door to Room 18. B (bottom), The problematic, unusual door in the southeast corner of Room 7.

Plate 9. A (top), Room 17 boasts the best preserved wattled wall in Betatakin, at its top is a fresh patch of adobe mud. B (bottom), Here is shown the partly blocked first-story door of Room 66 and the shadowed fireplace in Room 121.

Plate 10. A (top), Building stones were salvaged from the talus slope and passed up for use in wall repairs. B (bottom), Room 20, from the southwest, showing above the workman, a steel plate and anchor rod.

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Last Updated: 26-Jun-2008