SAN SIMON SINK TIPI SITE
This is one of five tipi rings on this site. This one is the most obvious and best preserved of all, although some are
composed of fewer but larger boulders. It has a fire ring inside and a possible vestibule entryway. When discovered
one of the entryway stones was standing upright but during recording the crew chief who did not believe this was a
feature and that this was a site knocked the slab-shaped rock over and did not note this on the form.
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A small hearth or fire box is present in the center of the feature, an unusual characteristic. Very few
tipi or wickiup rings have thermal features in or directly associated with them. This one has ashy
sediment in it along with small charcoal flecks indicating that it would provide a date. A small piece
of nondescript iron was found inside the tipi ring indicating a historic period date.
This photo shows the hearth in relation to the outer structure ring reresented by the two stones in