Message #65: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Ladle House -- Anasazi Pueblo Excavation Report On Line Date: Mon, 03 Feb 97 08:37:00 MST Encoding: 41 TEXT http://www.fone.net/jerry/ladlehse.html The Ladle House Report is an interactive computer program which documents and interprets the archaeology of an Anasazi pueblo recently excavated in southwestern Colorado. Excavations were carried out between 1994-96 by the staff of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Inc. These excavations were focused on one semi-subterranean dwelling, or kiva, and an associated surface room. Both of these structures were shown through excavations to have been built in the A.D. 1100's. The report on the excavations was designed for two purposes: 1) to meet professional and permit responsibilities and 2) to disseminate the knowledge gained from excavation to both professionals and the general public. Instead of taking the traditional approach of producing a paper report and structuring it in dry technical terms, we decided to use a computer program as the medium and structure the report for both professionals and "civilians", with an emphasis on interpretation. It is planned to produce the report for distribution in a CD-ROM format compatible with both Windows and Macintosh platforms. At this stage, however, the report is only available for Macintosh computers. By early summer of 1997, we hope to have an updated CD-ROM version available for both Windows and Macintosh. In the meantime, we have placed the majority of the report (minus several of the animations and the appendices) here on the WEB. The illustrations have been reduced in size to speed up delivery. If you are interested in this project or in our upcoming CD-ROM, please write firstname.lastname@example.org. The second publication to come out of the Ladle House project is "Life Among the Ancient Ones," a book written by Bob Greenlee. This intriguing book tells two stories. The first story recounts how the Greenlees helped excavate, along with professional archaeologists, one of the nine ancient Anasazi sites on their property. The second story is a fictional account which tells about the lives of a young man and his family who inhabited the very same land nearly a thousand years earlier. This story was inspired by some of artifacts recovered from the actual dig. Through this fictional account of life in ancient times, the reader will learn about the customs, traditions and lifestyles of the early Pueblo people of the American Southwest. This hardbound book is available for $16.95 from Hardscrabble Press, 2076 Hardscrabble Drive, Boulder, CO 80303.