The intention of reopening CA-36 this year was to investigate the possibility of the area representing a tomb. Nothing has been found this year to suggest that this is the case. Instead, the limit of material, apparently contained within the area defined by the flat bedrock stones, suggests that this area was some kind of lense or depression which served as a midden which was filled and capped with the stone formations removed last year. The generally fragmentary mature of most of the pottery (with the exception of the 4 profiles from the trench) as well as the cut bone and bone fragments suggest a dump. I have been informed by an osteopathologist that the spiral lateral fracture of most of the bone suggests that they were crushed for the marrow inside. Moreover, many fragments of foot bone and skull suggest that these portions were discarded.
Thus, it is possible that CA-36 was a midden which was intentionally capped at some point.
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