This week, I am finishing up faunal analysis (animal remains) from Jakob Sedig’s excavations at Woodrow Ruin in the Upper Gila area. He had a field project there in 2012–2013 for his dissertation work.
It’s interesting because it’s just a few miles from our field school at Dinwiddie, but from an earlier time period (Late Pithouse, A.D. 550–1000, and Classic Mimbres, 1000–1130). Jakob’s research suggests that people inhabited the site continuously across that period, spanning the architectural transition from pithouse to pueblo.
The fauna should provide some interesting data on how people’s use of different animal taxa changed over time, and will be interesting to compare to the fourteenth-century deposits from Dinwiddie.