Petal House of the Monongahela Culture, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio

Above: two views of the excavation of a petal-house at the Foley Farm Site.

Monongahela Culture, traditional home, 1050 C.E. to 1635 C.E. ; located in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio.

Elevation ls c. 228 meters (750 feet) above sea level.

Materials: wood frame covered with thatch.

Data for CG model:
1. http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/portal/communities/archaeology/native-american/monongahela.html
2. http://twipa.blogspot.com/2017/06/charnel-structures-petal-structures-and.html

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