Nonstructure 11.2-N, cultural deposit, type unknown

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East side of drainage, located in flat area at the base of a talus slope. Upslope and to the northeast of a tested kiva, Structure 5-S.

Specific Location

Below Nonstructure 11.1-N in Segment 1 (EU 70) and Segment 2 (EU 71).

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 11-N testing; see Nonstructure 11-N and associated EU's for description and explanation of testing strategy.

Use

Constructional fill that was either intentionally deposited on top of bedrock or was discarded from the construction of a nearby building; if it was intentionally deposited, it is not clear why it was depsited as there is no evidence that it was used as a surface.

Abandonment

Not applicable.

Postabandonment Process

Covered with postoccupaitonal deposits that include collivium, alluvium, structural collapse and redeposited secondary refuse.

Dating of Construction

Based on limited pottery data, this fill was probably deposited during Pueblo III times.

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 4 Area of east talus slope
section E East side (east talus slope)
subperiod 9 Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit

70

Location

Segment 1 N E.
(2-x-1-m)
East side of drainage; located in a flat area at the base of a talus slope; upslope and to the northeast of a tested kiva, Structure 5.
Located in the northwest quarter of a depression that was originally believed to be a kiva depression.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Initially part of kiva testing program; unit was selected to test a possible kiva in Sampling Stratum 2 (see kiva sampling map for location of sampling stratum).

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Bedrock.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Nonstructure
11-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
11.1-N
midden
Nonstructure
11.2-N
cultural deposit, type unknown

Excavation Unit

71

Location

Segment 2 N E.
(2-x-1-m)
East side of drainage; located in a flat area at the base of a talus slope; upslope and to the northeast of a tested kiva, Structure 5.
Located within a depression that was originally believed to be a kiva depression; southeast of and adjacent to Nonstructure 10, Segment 1.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Extension of Nonstructure 11, Segment 1; since Segment 1 failed to provide evidence for a kiva, this unit was opened to definitely prove that a kiva was not present in this area.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Bedrock.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Nonstructure
11-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
11.1-N
midden
Nonstructure
11.2-N
cultural deposit, type unknown