The basket was the most significant prehistoric artifact
recovered during an archeological survey of the monument (1981-1987).
The basket was found in situ in a dry, protected environment (earth crack).
There are design elements of checkered diamonds at four intervals
around the widest part of the body, which may have been made of splits
of devil's claw. The rods are probably of Apache plume, and the design
elements (black-colored materials) are feathers.
Greater Diameter: 49.5cm
ca. 1200 (Pueblo III)
Wupatki National Monument, WUPA 2432

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