Four Corners Research-Archaeology in the Mesa Verde Region
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Items above are from the Mitchell Springs - Sector 11 Great Kiva floor. Shown here are non-local spondylus beads and a complete jet ring. This and 3 partial jets rings were found on one of the many floor surfaces. Approximately 50 turquoise beads measuring 3.5 mm with 2 mm inlaid jet beads were also found on the floor.
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Mitchell Springs Pueblo B - 10+ meter Court Kiva with radial pilasters, part of small great house
Mitchell Springs Sector 11 Great Kiva test excavations in west end of structure. Note the layers of trash in the structure fill. Several earlier versions of the building suggest it was originally built in the late A.D. 900's and abandoned around A.D. 1130.
This web site was created to function as a repository for information and photographs generated during research and survey projects performed by Glendale Community College, Scottsdale Community College and Paradise Valley Community College from 1988-2004. Subsequent research conducted by members of various Chapters of the Colorado Archaeological Society will also be posted here. Many of these members have decades of experience in the field and laboratory. Over the last 23 years, we have conducted private property survey's of the Mitchell Springs and Champagne Spring community's. As time permits, earlier publications and reports will be linked for easy access. Current research involves test excavations at the Mitchell Springs Ruin Group and Champagne Spring Ruins. We are also working on a project that explores the chemical composition and trade patterns of San Juan redware in the Mesa Verde region and SE Utah. More information can be accessed by navigating to the links at the left of this text.
Many thanks to the Verde Valley Archaeological Center and the Arizona Archaeological Society for all of the help.
ANNOUNCEMENT - FIELD SCHOOL DATES FOR 2014
MAY 23-26 Mitchell Springs Ruin Group, Cortez CO
July 11-14 Champagne Spring Ruins, Dove Creek CO
Aug 1-4 Champagne Spring Ruins, Dove Creek CO
Aug 8-10 Pecos Conference held in nearby Blanding Utah
Aug 15-18 Mitchell Springs Ruin Group, Cortez CO
If interested in attending contact Tom Hoff @ email@example.com
From Mitchell Springs Ruin Group looking east toward Point Lookout Mesa Verde National Park
Looking east from the Mitchell Springs Community toward Mesa Verde National Park visible in the distance