House 4

House 4 was a rectangular pithouse with supports in the rounded corners. The walls bowed outward slightly. The entrance faced east, and was long and inclined. The circular, adobe-lined  firepit was shallow. The floor was plastered with adobe while the walls remained untreated. This house contained the only subfloor burial on the site.

This house type is consistent with the San Francisco Phase of Mogollon culture, dating from AD 650 to 750.

Pottery
Jewelry
Bone Artifacts
Lithic Artifacts
Ceramic Artifacts


Pottery

A small, plainware pinch pot was found in the fill of House 4. In addition, numerous sherds of this type, of a red-on-gray type, and of various black-on-white and textured plain wares were discovered. These are presented below by type.


PINCH POT

Alma Plain
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22697

SHERDS

Textured plainware types
House 4
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22710

SHERDS

Three Circle Neck Corrugated
House 4, Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22707

SHERDS

Mogollon Red-on-Brown
House 4
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22706

SHERDS

Red-on-white types
House 4
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22705

SHERDS

Red-on-white types
House 4
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22704

SHERDS

Intrusive black-on-white types
House 4
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22704

BOWL SHERDS

Black-on-white
House 4
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22704

Jewelry

A fragment of a shell bracelt and a curious serpentine pendant were found in the fill of House 4.


SERPENTINE PENDANT

House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22702


SHELL BRACELET (FRAGMENT)

Glycymeris shell
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22689


Bone Artifacts

Two bone awls, an antler flaking tool and a small bone game piece(?) were found in House 4.


AWLS

Bone, longest 5" long
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22699

BONE DISK

Bone, 3/4" long
House 4, floor
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22698

FLAKING TOOL

Antler
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22701

Lithic Artifacts

Several points, a miniature maul, a hammer sotne and several abrading stones were found in the fill of House 4.


POINTS

Various types
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22688

MINIATURE MAUL

Scoria, 3-3/4" long
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22696

HAMMER STONE

3-3/4" diameter
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22692

ABRADERS

House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22693

ABRADER

Sandstone, 4" long
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22694

Ceramic Artifacts

A number of worked sherds were found in the fill of House 4.


CERAMIC DISKS

Black-on-white and plainware types
House 4, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22691