Pit-Dwellings in Arizona

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    FOR several seasons past Dr. Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., has been engaged on behalf of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., in the investigation of archaeological sites in Arizona and Colorado, with the view of tracing the development of the culture of the ‘Basketmakers’, the prehistoric inhabitants of the arid areas of the south-western United States, and its relation to that of the early Pueblo Indians. The following is a report of the field-work in the summer of 1931, which has revealed what would appear to be a hitherto unsuspected phase in the development of the multi-cellular dwelling characteristic of later Pueblo culture.

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    Pit-Dwellings in Arizona. Nature 129, 174–175 (1932) doi:10.1038/129174b0

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