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Ground-stone axes and mauls, 5MT-3. (Nancy Mahaney) Page 48 Fig. 35. Basketmaker metates (grinding stones) with manos, 5MT-1. Page 49 Fig. 36. Pueblo II metates and milling bins, 5MT-3. Page 50 Fig. 37. Manos, hand-held stones used with metates to grind maize and other seeds, 5MT-3. (Nancy Mahaney) Page 51 Fig. 38. Bone awls, 5MT-3. (Nancy Mahaney) Page 52 Fig. 39. Pendants, 5MT-3. (Nancy Mahaney) Page 53 Fig. 40. Unusual pendants, 5MT-1 and 5MT-3. (Nancy Mahaney) Page 54 TRADE ITEMS Because archaeologists work at ''sites" and tourists visit "sites," we all tend to forget that prehistoric peoples did not stay in one place.

In the fall of 1953, Hod Stevenson was clearing land near the head of Yellow Jacket Canyon and plowed into an upright burned post and two burials associated with pottery of a kind he did not recognize. That winter he sent several pieces of pottery to the University of Colorado Museum for identification by Joe Ben Wheat, and this was the beginning of the University of Colorado Museum's long research involvement at Yellow Jacket. Hod Stevenson's family had been among the original settlers in the region, and eventually he moved to the edge of the Yellow Jacket Canyon from his homestead site on the Dolores Canyon rim.

Meredith Matthews has concluded that ''pioneer plants" (defined by her as early colonizers of successional plant communities) such as amaranth were mixed with agricultural plants (maize, beans, and squash) in the Anasazi farm fields at Dolores and were gathered along with the more traditional agricultural crops. Dogs and semi-domesticated turkeys were kept by the prehistoric inhabitants. "). Neusius has shown that game procurement was an important part of Anasazi subsistence economies in the region at least into Pueblo II times.

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