MACHO DRAW TIPI RING SITE
Rock alignments laid out perpendicular to tipi ring walls, perhaps forming covered or protected entry ways.
This clear tipi ring outline is in the
approximate center of the site. Located
within a few meters is a small rock ring,
that may have been a thermal feature or
container rest. No ash or charcoal was
detected but surface thermal features
are often deflated.
This tipi ring is situated on the north edge of the site near an erosion cut that enters Arroyo del Macho from the south. The
middle photo is a rock simi-circle postioned on the east side of the tipi ring adjacent to the erosion cut, and the rock cluster
on the left is a couple of meters to the southeast.
Additional tipi rings showing the variations present. A complete one to the left, a partial one to the right.
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Dorothy Griffith (right) and Jim Scesenti (left) stand behind one of the many tipi rings at the Macho Draw Tipi Ring Site. They recorded this
site north of Roswell some years ago. Thinking it was Archaic owing to the presence of large dart points, it was not until recently that its late
association has been documented. As is the case with most late sites a series of earlier occupations are visible at and near the site. While
most of the tipi rings have been mapped there are a series of thermal features on the east side of the site that have yet to be documented.
When dateable material is extracted and run from some of these features it will be possible to assign a date to this occupation.
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