The layer of burned debris was exposed all along the cutbank edge just above the floor of Hank's house. In order to make the work easier, a frame of vertical posts and horizontal 2x6 inch boards was constructed to create a work platform along the cutbank. In this photo, Kris Erickson and Doug Wilkens are photographing the central hearth or firepit while other archeologists hold a tarp for shade. Brett Cruse, Panhandle Regional Archeologists with the Texas Historical Commission, is recording information on the photo log. Arrow points to firepit. Photo by Doug Boyd.
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