Nonstructure 1.3-N, cultural deposit, type unknown

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.

Specific Location

Segment 1 (EU 32), below Nonstructures 1.1-N and 1.2-N and above Nonstructures 1.4-N and 1.5-N.

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 1-N testing; see Nonstructure 1-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.

Use

Constructional fill that may have been deposited to create a terrace for farming.

Abandonment

An extramural surface was constructed on top of this deposit.

Postabandonment Process

Not applicable.

Dating of Construction

Pottery data are limited, but suggest fill was deposited in the Pueblo III period. The stratigraphic position of this deposit indicates that this deposit postdates a refuse deposit (Nonstructure 1.4-N) and an extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.5-N) and predates another extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.2-N).

Dating of Remodeling

Not applicable.

Dating of Abandonment

Not applicable.

Dating of Midden

Not applicable.

Dating of Reuse

Not applicable.

Date Range

2 (A.D. 1140–1280)

Site-Wide Dating

Groups to Which This Study Unit was Assigned

See The Archaeology of Woods Canyon Pueblo (specifically the chapters on architecture, chronology, and artifacts) for more information on study unit groupings at Woods Canyon Pueblo.

Type ID Description
area 1 Area of canyon bottom
section LW Lower west side (canyon bottom)
subperiod 8 Early Pueblo III (A.D. 1140-1225)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit

32

Location

Segment 1 N E.
(1 x 1 m unit)
Lower west side.
South edge of Nonstructure 1.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1, was a plaza or great kiva; unit rests adjacent to a stone alignment that forms the south boundary of Nonstructure 1.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Nonstructure
1-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
1.1-N
midden
Nonstructure
1.2-N
extramural surface
Nonstructure
1.3-N
cultural deposit, type unknown
Nonstructure
1.4-N
midden
Nonstructure
1.5-N
extramural surface