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What I'm Doing This Week: Allen Denoyer
Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert Yesterday and today, I've been repairing our pilot pithouse at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, Arizona. In these pictures, volunteer Katie Bubnekovich is soaking the roof and I am floating it with a hand stone. ...
By Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert On September 8, 2014, southern Arizona received heavy rains from a hurricane (Norbert) moving up along the Baja California of Mexico. Previous rains had caused some damage to our pilot pithouse experiment, but Mond...
A Visit to the Steam Pump Ranch Pithouse
Today's guest author is Nanette Weaver, Arizona Site Steward Regional Coordinator for the Lower and Middle San Pedro River valley. Have you ever stood looking at the vague outline of a Hohokam pithouse and tried to visualize what the whole house looked like? I know that I, for one, as a Site Stew...