This shelter site has signs of very old habitation as well as signs of someone living or camping there around the 1920's or later.
In the first 2 photos you can see an area in the rear shelter that contained bone and other debris and was possibly a cooking area. The large branch in photo 1 is not scorched so it may or may not have been used in the cooking process. It is also possible that it may be a spirit stick.
Please Note: Some artifacts were moved for better photographs, but all were replaced in their original positions.
In the shelter there was a stone mano for grinding (no metate was in sight), a wooden implement that had been split lengthwise, and a possible bone artifact. The most intriguing artifact was a round wooden shaft approximately 3/8" in diameter and 36" in length with a man-made taper at one end. The shaft is now bowed, but may have been straight at one time.