Volume 2 covers Pueblo del Arroyo, Casa Rinconada, the small Bc sites, and the outliers, Tsin Kletzin and Wijiji.
Pueblo del Arroyo
Pueblo del Arroyo is a Bonito Phase pueblo located one-fourth of a mile west of Pueblo Bonito. This large pueblo contains about 284 rooms and 14 kivas. The main room block was 3 and 4 stories tall. Construction spanned a period from AD 1052 to 1103, making Pueblo del Arroyo one of the last major pueblos to be built. The pueblo has a rather unique tri-wall structure. The pueblo at Aztec National Monument contains a similar structure.
Casa Rinconada is the largest excavated Great Kiva in Chaco Canyon, with an inside diameter of just over 63 feet. There is a one-room anetchamber on the south side and at least a 3-room antechamber on the north. Interior details include a circular bench around the edge of the Kiva, a firepit, 2 vaults, a subfloor passageway to the north antechamber, and 4 pits for seating roof poles.
Small Bc Sites - Tseh So (Bc50), Bc51, and Bc59
There are many smaller sites scattered throughout Chaco Canyon. Three of these smaller sites that have been excavated are located to the south and east of Casa Rinconada. All three are Hosta Butte Phase sites. Tseh So (Bc50) contains 26 ground-floor rooms in a linear arrangement with 4 attached kivas. Bc51 contains 45 rooms and 6 kivas in an elongated, single-story arrangement. Bc59 is a partially excavated site containing 16 rooms and 5 kivas. The sites were excavated by the University of New Mexico, which assigned them the Bc numbers. No, I don't know what Bc stands for.
Tsin Kletzin is located 2 miles south of Pueblo Bonito on South Mesa. It's a small pueblo with 45 ground floor rooms and 4 kivas. Tsin Kletzin has characteristics of both the McElmo and Bonito phases. The Tsin Kletzin or South Mesa trail is a 4 mile loop trail. The trail starts at Casa Rinconada, climbs South Mesa, passes by Tsin Kletzin, descends into South Gap, and joins itself again near Casa Rinconada.
Wijiji is a unexcavated, Bonito Phase pueblo located five and one-half miles east of Pueblo Bonito. It's rectangular in shape, with about 225 rooms arranged around 2 kivas and a plaza. It's the mose symmetrical of all the great houses, and was apparently constructed in a short period of time, from AD 1110 to 1115. Wijiji Trail is an easy, 3 mile out and back trail, starting at the Wijiji parking area near Gallo Campground.
Source material obtained from Chaco Canyon Archaeology and Achaeologists by Robert and Florence Lister, Wikipedia, and the National Park Service.
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