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Unearthing new mysteries

Find near Dove Creek dates back to 900 A.D.
Bud Henderson, of Cottonwood, Ariz., hold out a piece of corrugated pottery he discovered while excavating at the Champagne Springs site on Monday.
Kay Miller, of Lakewood, Colo., displays some of the artifacts picked from her sifting screen at the Champagne Springs archaeological dig on Monday. Pieces of pottery and bone are among the most common finds at the site.
David Dove, right, principal archaeologist at the Champagne Springs site, discusses dig methodology with Jim Graceffa, president of the Verde Valley Archaeological Center, at the dig on Monday, May 28.
Diane Graceffa, Camp Verde, Ariz., takes specific notes for artifacts found in the field at the Champagne Springs archaeological dig.
Tom Hoff, Randee Fladeboe, Diane Sangster and Michael Barham each work on their own section of a Pueblo II era structure at the Champagne Springs archaeological dig on Monday.
RJ Smith, right, and Ken Kaemmerle, both of the Verde Valley Archaeological Center, wrap string around a charred roof beam to stablize it for dendrochronology testing. The testing will determine the age of the beam, and the structure.
Bud Henderson, of Cottonwood, Ariz., carefully works his way through a patch of soil in a kiva structure at the Champagne Springs dig on Monday.

Unearthing new mysteries

Bud Henderson, of Cottonwood, Ariz., hold out a piece of corrugated pottery he discovered while excavating at the Champagne Springs site on Monday.
Kay Miller, of Lakewood, Colo., displays some of the artifacts picked from her sifting screen at the Champagne Springs archaeological dig on Monday. Pieces of pottery and bone are among the most common finds at the site.
David Dove, right, principal archaeologist at the Champagne Springs site, discusses dig methodology with Jim Graceffa, president of the Verde Valley Archaeological Center, at the dig on Monday, May 28.
Diane Graceffa, Camp Verde, Ariz., takes specific notes for artifacts found in the field at the Champagne Springs archaeological dig.
Tom Hoff, Randee Fladeboe, Diane Sangster and Michael Barham each work on their own section of a Pueblo II era structure at the Champagne Springs archaeological dig on Monday.
RJ Smith, right, and Ken Kaemmerle, both of the Verde Valley Archaeological Center, wrap string around a charred roof beam to stablize it for dendrochronology testing. The testing will determine the age of the beam, and the structure.
Bud Henderson, of Cottonwood, Ariz., carefully works his way through a patch of soil in a kiva structure at the Champagne Springs dig on Monday.
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