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Matting Fragment

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan, Atsinna Pueblo (A.D. 1275 – mid-1300s)

Description: Laurie Webster, of the University of Arizona, identified this artifact as a coarse plaited wicker mat-like object. The warp elements are 5.0-6.0 mm in diameter and 1.5-2.0 cm apart, and the weft elements are 5.0-6.0 mm wide and 5.0-6.0 mm apart. Archaeobotanist Karen Adams identified the raw material as five-to-ten year old split oak (Quercus sp.) stems.

Dimensions: 16.0 cm long and 16.5 cm wide.

Provenience: LA 99 (Atsinna Pueblo), RM 17, Fill.

Collection: National Park Service, El Morro.

Randy Sullivan, NPS Digital Team Photographer
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