House 6

House 6 was a deep rectangular pithouse with square corners. The primary supports were locatedĀ  in the centers of the east and west walls. Secondary supports were found set in the walls around the periphery. Some plaster was found on the walls. The entrance faced north, and was probably inclined. A circular, shallow, adobe-linedĀ  firepit was located in the center of the room.

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

Pottery
Jewelry
Bone Artifacts


Pottery

The earlier types in the sequence seem to be represented in House 6. In addition, numerous sherds of a red-on-gray type, and of various black-on-white, red-on-brown, red-on-white and textured plain wares were discovered. These are presented below by type.


SHERD

Textured plainware
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22740

SHERDS

Mogollon Red-on-Brown
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22734

SHERDS

Three Circle Red-on-White
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22733

SEED JAR FRAGMENT

Three Circle Red-on-White
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22733

SHERDS

Black-on-white types
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22732

Jewelry

Numerous shell beads were found in House 6. They have been restrung here.


SHELL BEADS

House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22731


Bone Artifacts

Two bone awls and a splinter tool were found in House 6.


AWLS

Bone
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22730

AWL

Bone, 7-3/8" long
House 6
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22730