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"Bc 50 - Tseh So in Casa Rinconada Community" Chaco Culture National Historical Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by AlbuqRay

  North End of Bc 50 (Looking South)
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  • North End of Bc 50 (Looking South) - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      North End of Bc 50 (Looking South)
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  • View of Bc 50 from Bc 51 (Looking West) - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      View of Bc 50 from Bc 51 (Looking West)
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  • Single-Course Masonry Walls at Bc 50 - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Single-Course Masonry Walls at Bc 50
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  • Southwest Corner of Bc 50 - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Southwest Corner of Bc 50
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  • Bc 50 and Bc 51 from Casa Rinconada Kiva - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Bc 50 and Bc 51 from Casa Rinconada Kiva
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Bc 50 is a small residential structure located just east of the Casa Rinconada Great Kiva and about one-half mile south of Pueblo Bonito. This rectangular building, also known as “Tseh So” (rock crystal in Navajo), had twenty-six ground-floor masonry rooms with four kivas along the east side. Normally these villages were single-story construction that was renovated and expanded over time; however, new buildings were sometimes built on top of old buildings. However, at Bc 50, the substructure and superstructure components of the building indicate that it may have been a multi-story building. Ceramic evidence at Bc 50 suggests a long period of occupation primarily centered around 900 - 1000 A.D. but the occupation may not have been continuous. The visible walls date from the later period of occupation (after A.D. 1050). In the villages, single-course masonry walls were used, rather than core-and-veneer like in the great houses.

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2011
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