Artifacts of Woody Materials from Arroyo Hondo Pueblo


Artifacts of Woody Materials from Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, Richard W. Lang, 1986, School of American Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arroyo Hondo Archeological Series, Additional Reports II, Volume 6

         The Arroyo Hondo excavations produced a substantial collection of artifacts made from wood, seeds, bark, leaves and plant fibers. Most of these remains were preserved in burial pit contexts under moist, acid, and semi anaerobic conditions. When perishables were preserved in room or kiva contexts, the specimens were carbonized, protected by overlying rock slab, or deeply buried in air pockets within the fill. This report presents descriptions of and comments on major artifact categories including twine, unspun strands and bark strips, bark sheets, fiber cloth, basketry, and wooden objects.