House 9

House 9 was located at a far edge of the ridge and is culturally distinct from the nine other dwellings excavated in 1939.  Rowe identifies House 9 as a Pueblo kiva dating to a later occupation of the ridge.

Pottery
Jewelry
Bone Artifacts


Pottery

The pottery of House 9 runs the range of the sequence at the site, from textured plain wares to Three Circle types to Starkweather Smudged Decorated and Tularosa White-on-Red.


MINIATURE BOWL

Alma Plain, 3" diameter
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22815

SHERDS

Textured plainware types
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22822

SHERDS

Three Circle Red-on-White
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22819

SHERDS

Three Circle Red-on-White
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22819

SHERDS

Black-on-white types
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22818

SHERDS

Starkweather Smudged Decorated
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22825

SHERD

Tularosa White-on-Red
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22825

Jewelry

A single shell pendant was found in House 9. It may have been reworked from a broken bracelet.


SHELL PENDANT

Glycymeris shell, 1-1/4" long
House 9
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22812


Bone Artifacts

A bone awl and an antler flaking tool were found in House 9, the latter on the floor and the former in the fill.


AWL

Bone
House 9, fill
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22810

FLAKING TOOL

Antler, 4-1/4" long
House 9, floor
Wheatley Ridge Ruin
LMA 22814