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Jet Gaming Piece from Structure 46 at Champagne Spring Ruins - North Hill
A Second Jet Gaming Piece from Structure 46.at Champagne Spring Ruins - North Hill. Apparently part of the same set
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. Portions of the NW roof support are being extracted in an attempt to date the final roof. Several earlier versions of the structure 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 data and photographs generated by our research projects. As time permits, previous publications and reports will be linked for easy access. Current research involves test excavations at the Mitchell Springs Ruin Group and Champagne Spring Ruin. Our most recent project explores the distribution and exchange of San Juan red ware in the Mesa Verde region and SE Utah. More information about the work can be accessed by navigating to those links by clicking on a project heading to the left of this text.