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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan/Cohonina/Kayenta

Description: Intact prehistoric pottery is an extremely rare find. These vessels were uncovered in February 2009 from deep cinder deposits.

The pot on the left is a Cohonina-style vessel, while the pot on the right is Kayenta-style. The date ranges for the two pottery types overlap between A.D. 1075-1125, allowing archaeologists to estimate when these pots were made, used, and buried together.

Collection: These pots are on loan from the U.S. Forest Service to the National Park Service for the enjoyment of visitors at Wupatki National Monument.

Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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