Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-108: Excavations at Windy Wheat Hamlet (Site 5MT4644), a Pueblo I habitation

Author(s): Joel M. Brisbin

Year: 1984


Windy Wheat Hamlet (Site 5MT4644) is a Pueblo I habitation site located in the Sagehen Flats Locality of the Dolores Archaeological Program study area. Three elements of occupation, occurring between A.D. 740 and the early 800's, have been recognized at Windy Wheat Hamlet. During the earliest element, which dates to the late Sagehill Subphase, one pitstructure was occupied at the site. No surface rooms were found to be associated with this element, but extensive pl owing may have destroyed evidence of such structures. After a brief period of abandonment, the site was reoccupied and one pitstructure and several surface rooms wereconstructed. This occupation, termed Element 2, began in A.D. 776 (based on tree-ring dates) and has been assigned to the Dos Casas Subphase. In approximately A.D. 800, another pitstructure and several additional surface rooms were constructed. Thus, this final occupation (Element 3), which has been assigned to the Dos Casas Subphase, was manifested by two pitstructures and a series of surface rooms. In the early 800's, the structures at the site were burned and the site was abandoned .

Due to the excellent preservation of Pitstructure 1, an intensive botanical and pollen sampling program was implemented in this structure. The results of this sampling program are provided in appendixes of this report.

Cite this Record

Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-108: Excavations at Windy Wheat Hamlet (Site 5MT4644), a Pueblo I habitation. Joel M. Brisbin. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1984 ( tDAR id: 398491) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88K7CQ7


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 740 to 810 (End date for occupations is the early 800's)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.604; min lat: 37.463 ; max long: -108.482; max lat: 37.591 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-40-S0562


General Note: As of April 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website;

General Note: Those listed as contributors in the individual & institutional roles section are the authors of the accompanying appendices for this report.

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