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May 2007
Excavated:  May 9-17, 2007
Image Taken:  May 16, 2007
Backfilled:  May 17, 2007

This masonry room was built into a fairly steep hillside, an unlikely place to build a home. Yet the occupants of this site choose a rocky, steep slope to build on.  The people built this room using a large boulder that was already present as the structure’s west wall. Erosion has destroyed the building’s east wall. Based on the potsherds recovered during excavation, this site was occupied around A.D. 1050-1080. Despite the unusual location, the remains of this structure and those around it suggest that location may have been more important than landscape. You be the judge.