Puerco Ruin 2005 Stabilization Project, Petrified Forest National Park

Author(s): Ronald J. Beckwith

Year: 2007


This report documents recent stabilization work at Puerco Ruin, Petrified Forest National Park. The work was completed in three phases over four years. Phase I was the detailed topographic mapping of the 100-plus room pueblo in 2002, followed by Phase II, the condition assessment of standing masonry walls by Dr. James Kendrick in 2003. Phase III was the 2005 wall treatment. Each wall was treated with un-amended mud mortar as needed and loose stones were reset. Pre-treatment as well as post-treatment photographs of each wall face are included.

Research on past stabilization projects was also conducted. Six stabilization projects, with discussions on possible changes to the aboriginal walls, are reviewed and are reproduced in an appendix to the report. Mortar types associated with each stabilization project were identified and described.

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Puerco Ruin 2005 Stabilization Project, Petrified Forest National Park. Ronald J. Beckwith. Publications in Anthropology ,97. Tucson, Arizona: Western Archeological and Conservation Center. 2007 ( tDAR id: 4364) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81C1VF1

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