Image of Wahmuza 11

During the winter people protected themselves from the weather by constructing circular tipi-like timber lodges that measure approximately 12 to 13 feet in diameter. A central firehearth provided for food preparation and warmth. The timber structure may have been covered with animal hides, if there were enough available, and grass thatch or tightly-woven mates. The remains of ancient meals were discarded into a formal refuse area outside of the living areas of the site. Big game animal bones that were recovered during the excavation document that deer were the most often used followed by antelope and some buffalo, and small game included rabbits, waterfowl and fish. The bones of fur-bearing animals were also present including coyote, bobcat, wolf, mountain lion, wolverine and mink which may have been used for clothing and blankets.