Pithouse Village Sanders, Az.

Pithouse Village Sanders, Az.

This aerial photo shows the location of the pothouse village on the Red Hill. Note the road leading up to the site. The way the site has been dug shows that no Archaeologist dug this site. Most likely the land owner has done this or some friend was involved. If an Archaeologist had excavated the site the holes dug would have been covered over and not left exposed as they are in this photo.
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Pithouse Village

The above drawing is what the Pithouse Village would have looked like during the occupation of the site near Emigrant Springs south of Sanders, Az.
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Pithouse Village Sanders Az.

Below is a modern map showing the location of Emigrant Springs and the Pithouse Village.

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Pithouse Village Sanders, Az.

1883 General Land office map showing the location of the Pithouse Village at Emigrant

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Pithouse Village Sanders, Az.

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Pictured above is another view of the small hill, near Sanders, Az, that has the remains of a pit house village located at the summit.  Note that the landscape surrounding the hill has a gray hue, while the hill itself is red in color.  The difference in hue, according to Archaeologist Adolph Bandelier in 1885, was caused by the area being extensively used by humans for hundreds of years.  In other words the red hue on the hill is a result of people living there for more than two thousand years.  He mentioned numerous sites around Zuni Pueblo where they found  areas  with a red hue, surrounded by a vast area of gray, which contained ancient prehistoric sites.  The Red Hill in the aerial photo above shows an excellent example of what Bandelier was talking about.  More photos and information to come.

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