Photograph of the bell-shaped storage pit (later called Pit 1). Exposed in the cutbank by creek erosion, the fill inside this pit was slightly darker than the surrounding sandy soil. The pit was probably used to store plants that people harvested in the fall so they could have food during the winter and early spring months. The bell shape of this pit is typical of the subterranean storage pits used by many Native American groups on the Great Plains. (Lower part of pit is outlined in red dashes; click to see enlarged view without dashes.)
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