Pointed Butte Pueblito
Located on an isolated butte in the middle of Superior Mesa, this pueblito consists of the remnants of three, maybe four rooms. Only a single roof beam remains intact within Room 2. Three hogans were recorded to the southeast of the butte which are likely associated with the pueblito occupation (Powers and Johnson 1987).
: Ceramics identified included Dinetah Gray, Gobernador Polychrome, Tewa Polychrome, and Hopi, Acoma, and Zuni wares (Towner 1997).
: Twenty-two tree-ring samples have been collected from the site. Wood species identified included pinyon and Douglas-fir. Metal ax use was noted on all the samples. Despite the number of samples collected, cutting dates were few and samples did not cluster. It is clear that the pueblito post dates 1713, but any definitive date is problematic (Towner 1997).
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||6940 ft / 2115 m
Someone in good hiking condition;
Distance less than 1/2 mile;
Elevation gain about 100 feet.
||Powers, Margaret A. and Byron P. Johnson 1987
Defensive Sites of Dinetah. New Mexico Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resources Series No. 2, 1987. U.S. Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Albuquerque District.
||Towner, Ronald H. 1997
The Dendrochronology of the Navajo Pueblitos of Dinetah, PhD dissertation, University of Arizona.
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