Site: 42Em3190


42Em3190- Fremont pithouses and cliff granaries

Tree-Ring Samples RD 257-262

This complex site includes two pithouses in a rockshelter at the top of the first talus bench in the lower section of the canyon above in the narrows. Red and white pictographs, including a large snake, rainbows and anthropomorphs are painted on the roof of the shelter, and the remains of two to three granaries are perched in small natural alcoves in the 60-foot cliff above the rockshelter. Associated artifacts include ground stone and lithics. A third pithouse with associated maize cobs is located at the base of the cliff about 15-20 meters to the south, and the remains of a circular masonry structure (42Em3191) is located at the top of the cliff above.