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Chapter 1 summarizes explorations and archaeological work in the Mangas Valley of the Upper Gila, and Chapter 2 places the Wind Mountain site in its physical setting. The chapters that follow present data recovered during the course of excavations and are meant to be interactive and to involve the reader in the site interpretation. We begin with the chronology of the site in Chapter 3. Wind Mountain's internal period and phase sequence, the chronometric techniques that proved informative as well as those that failed, and ancillary data are examined.

And Mrs. James Tanzola, Chino and Jack Whetten, and the membership of the Grant County Archaeological Society. Longtime acquaintance Eddie Gilmore furnished logistical support at various times during the field season. Excavations were ably directed by Bruce G. Harrill from the Fourth of July 1977 until 27 October 1978. Harrill's excellent, comprehensive field records greatly promoted completion of the manuscript. After Harrill left the project, Carlos F. Caraveo served as field archaeologist from 31 October 1978 to 28 December 1979.

Analysis of the data recovered and any thought of completing the project on schedule was cut short by Di Peso's premature death. Fieldwork began in July of 1977 with vegetation stripping and excavation. 2). By the end of 1979, most of the deposits from both loci had been completely uncovered. This strategy exposed 83 pit houses, more than had been excavated from any other Mimbres Mogollon site up to that point, as well as 16 surface rooms. The architectural data provided a wealth of information spanning the period from c.

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