A large chunk of the southwestern central post was burned at the floor level and was identified as juniper wood. Below the floor, the posthole could be traced downward 60 centimeters (24 inches). At the bottom of the posthole, the tip of the post was pointed and outlined with charcoal. This shows that the people who build Hank's house intentionally burned the tip before setting it into the ground to deter the wood from rotting and insects from feeding on it. Photo by Doug Boyd.
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