Nonstructure 12-N, noncultural

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East side of pueblo; lower portion of talus slope.

Specific Location

Immediately northwest of Structure 4-S, Segment 1.

Selection Criteria

This is one of three possible kivas that was selected by random means for testing in Sampling Stratum 2 (east half). This study unit encompasses the area above and just outside a kiva (Structure 4-S). See Structure 4-S for discussion of kiva.The only cultural deposit identified in this area was naturally redeposited secondary refuse (Nonstructure 12.1-N). All noncultural deposits have been grouped with this study unit (Nonstructure 12-N).


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Postabandonment Process

Not Applicable

Dating of Construction

Not Applicable

Dating of Remodeling

Not Applicable

Dating of Abandonment

Not Applicable

Dating of Midden

Not Applicable

Dating of Reuse

Not Applicable

Date Range

No dates available

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 3 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



Segment 1 N E.
East side of pueblo; lower portion of talus slope.
Northwest of Structure 4-S, Segment 2; northwest corner of a possible kiva depression.

Selection Criteria

Random. One of three possible kivas selected for testing in Sampling Stratum 2 (east half); the edge of a possible kiva was identified at the south end of the excavation unit, near the base of the unit.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Edge of Structure 4-S identified at south end of unit; a large sandstone boulder reached in the rest of the unit.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description