Room Functions

Room Functions (HM15OR)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Coconino County
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N 35° 10.11', W 111° 30.658'

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Most rooms in this community did not house people. Archeologists think many rooms, like the one to your left, were used to store tools, food, and water. Residents could have stored a 100-day water supply without much difficulty, given large pottery vessels and the abundant storage rooms found in the canyon.

The larger rooms here are typical of living spaces, where people slept and sought shelter from bad weather. Family size is unknown, but several people probably lived together in one room. Most work took place outside, weather permitting.

As you continue around the bend, look for the remains of a retaining wall along the canyon edge, constructed to create a "patio" workspace.

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These cut-away illustrations offer a glimpse of various room functions, and how uses may have changed over time.

Look for an outline of a doorway between two rooms. It was blocked off while the rooms were in use.
When undisturbed, the types of artifacts and where they are found reveal much about the common activities of life 800 years ago.

In one of these rooms, archeologists recovered knives, sandals, shaped stone cylinders, and tools for making pottery and crafting arrowshafts.
HM NumberHM15OR
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 453469 N 3891848
Decimal Degrees35.16850000, -111.51096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 10.11', W 111° 30.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 10' 6.60" N, 111° 30' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)928, 602, 520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40-98 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86004, US
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