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By Margaret M. Lyneis

Makes a speciality of one of many websites investigated by means of M.R. Harrington within the Twenties, to carve out from the deceptive connotations of "Lost urban" an idea of a domain that was once a neighborhood, major Ridge, and examines it for symptoms of its dimension and its association, in addition to proof of social differentiation one of the buried inhabitants, and its involvement in creation and alternate.

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Site Layout The arrangement of structures at Main Ridge is governed by the topography of the three ridges that fan out from the lower flanks of Mormon Mesa. Structures are situated on each relatively flat space along their spines and flanks. This is badlands topography, and one can pass from structure to structure along a ridgeline with relative ease, but between the ridges are deep gullies. The easternmost ridge, Harrington's Main Ridge proper, bears most of the structures, and they are found from its toe to a distance of more than 500 m up the ridge.

Floors were sometimes of adobe.

1926, exchanged with J. G. " Some of these pieces are now in the collection of the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. Sites and Houses Harrington's practice of identifying and numbering "houses" seems dated, but it was well suited to the archaeological remains he investigated. A house might consist of a single room, spatially separated from other rooms, or several habitation rooms and their associated storerooms arranged to create an informal courtyard. Much of the Anasazi occupation of Moapa Valley consisted of these small houses, apparently sheltering one or several families, scattered along the valley margins.

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