National Geographic : 1964 Feb
Tall tripod gives Douglas Scovill a perpendicular shot into a pit house. Shortly af ter, as National Geograph ic photographer Albert Moldvay leaned out from the tower, it twisted and dumped him to the ground. Burial chamber holds three intact skeletons. Apparently built as living quarters two feet below the mesatop, the room was converted into a tomb about A.D. 800 by re moving the roof beams and letting the mud ceiling fall in. Richard Lee dusts one skull with a paint brush; its jaws tell of tooth troubles, which plagued the Anasazi. Alden C. Hayes records oth er finds. A metate, or corn grinding stone, lies at right. 195 1-1UA£.HUML BYJEKVI5 D. SWANNALN(, J- . , (AUvr l Hnv r-.u .. ,,.,, ... .