• Site 1060, A Basket Maker III Pithouse on Chapin Mesa, Mesa Verde National Park

      Hayes, Alden C.; Lancaster, James A. (Tree-Ring Society, 1962-01)
      A Basket Maker III pithouse excavated in 1959 provides a cluster of tree-ring dates which terminate at A.D. 608. Features in the structure are typical of pithouses from the same time period in the area, with a northsouth orientation and a large southern antechamber having an inclined entranceway. Atypical features include a low bench encircling the main room and the presence of small adobe pellets at the bottom of each of the four post holes.