Bird’s eye view looking south across the Honey Creek excavations. The concrete wall was part of a former goat shed the rancher had purposefully placed atop the well-drained rise created by the burned rock midden. The midden is hard to make out in this photo, but it runs under the wall and the oak trees are near its center. The individual clusters of rocks on the left are the remains of plant-baking facilities known as earth ovens. Notice that some clusters are dark colored while others are lighter? The dark ones are younger – only 800 years old (Late Prehistoric) while the light ones are Archaic features dating thousands of years ago. Prehistoric peoples knew a good spot when they found one. TARL archives.
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