Hello Everybody!

The primary purpose of this blog is to document new research at Woodrow Ruin on the Upper Gila of New Mexico. Woodrow Ruin is a large (at least 6.25 acres), multicomponent (at least AD 550-1130) site that is well preserved, and has experienced little scientific investigation. Research at Woodrow Ruin is the centerpiece of my dissertation. Specifically, I am interested in the Late Pithouse/Classic period transition on the Upper Gila, and how the occupants of the site interacted with, and were affected by their environment at that time (roughly 1000 AD). In 2011, I began my dissertation research at Woodrow. The week of work we conducted focused on the numerous ceramic sherds found on the surface of the site. We also created high-contour GPS maps. A link to the 2011 site report can be found here (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3wLgSU9XrClLXA4Tm9uaVpJU0E). In the summer of 2012 I directed a month of research and excavation at Woodrow Ruin.  A link to the research design can be found here: (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3wLgSU9XrClamZyTlV6WmpMTms). The 2012 site report is found here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-K_AF2ZH-S7cmpwZ2Z5NEVZNmM/edit?usp=sharing.

This blog was created to provide updates about our current research at the site. During the summer of 2013 I will complete my dissertation work at Woodrow Ruin. Excavations in 2013 will focus on an adobe-cobble room and pithouse identified in 2012, and the northern great kiva at the site.  The research design for 2013 can be found here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-K_AF2ZH-S7TnRpcmZmZGFUdTA/edit?usp=sharing

Blog posts, pictures, and videos will document our work at the site during May and June 2013. Once we return from the field, I will update the blog as artifacts and data are analyzed. Enjoy!



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  1. Hi Jakob,

    Very pleased to see your blog and the progress on the Woodrow excavations. Only wish I could be down there with you folks. Woodrow is a great site and glad you are conducting the research.


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