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Archeologists worked alongside construction crews
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A crew of five archeological field technicians excavates a pit house last week along side Silverbell road. An estimated 100 to 200 people lived in the area from 1100 to 1400 A.D.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Rob Ciaccio, the site's crew chief, takes a closer look at a cross-section from a dried-up water canal unearthed during the archeological dig near Cortaro and Silverbell roads.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Archeology field technician Estee Rivera last week sifted through gravel from one of dozens of pit houses along Silverbell Road. Archeologists have about two weeks to finish their work.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jeff Eighmy takes samples from the remnants of a hearth at one of the pit houses.