Two Pueblo Ruins in West Central Arizona

Two Pueblo Ruins in West Central Arizona

Two Pueblo Ruins in West Central Arizona

Two Pueblo Ruins in West Central Arizona

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The writer is greatly indebted to Dr. Byron Cummings for general advice and for allowing the free use of his field notes and photographs; John H. Provinse, Gordon C. Baldwin, and J. W. Simmons for putting their field notes at his disposal; Louis R. Caywood for the preparation of maps on which figures 2 and 3 are based; Clair A. Hannum for the identification of animal bones; Dr. R. J. Leonard for the identification of some of the rocks; and Dr. Horace Gunthorp for aid in the tentative identification of two genera of shells. The very faithful reproductions of black-on-gray pottery designs are the work of Miss Kate T. Cory of Prescott, Arizona.

The prehistory of west central Arizona is not well known. The reasons for the neglect of this part of the western periphery of the prehistoric pueblo area are not far to seek. The region, which for our present purposes we shall consider to extend from the Jerome Mountains westward to the Colorado River and from an east-west line through Seligman southward to Wickenburg, was not the scene of very impressive prehistoric developments. The striking and beautiful cliff dwellings of the San Juan canyons, the extensive apartment houses of northwestern New Mexico, the massive wellenclosed structures of the Gila drainage have no counterpart in west central Arizona. The surface indications of the ancient civilization of the region are merely small mounds, unpretentious stone-walled forts, or rarely the tumbled stones of a masonry pueblo of ten to fifty rooms.

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