Nonstructure 6.2-N, cultural deposit, type unknown

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East of main drainage on a steep talus slope; southwest of a tested kiva (Structure 5).

Specific Location

Lower fill of 1-x-1-m 417N 529E (EU 14), 1-x-1-m 418N 522E (EU 15), and Segment 1 (EU 46). Rests below Nonstructures 6.1-N, 6.5-N, 6.6-N, and 6.7-N.

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 6-N testing; see Nonstructure 6-N and associated EU's for description and explanation of testing strategy.

Use

This may be an early cultural depsot, although it could also be a natural, preoccupational deposit with intrusive artifacts. Since the majority of artifacts came from the top of this deposit, it could be argued that they are intrusive. However, artifacts were also found within the deposit, suggesting this deposit accumulated during occupation. The pottery from this deposit is not earlier than later assemblages found in this area.

Abandonment

Covered by cultural deposits in several excavation units.

Postabandonment Process

Covered by natural deposits in one excavation unit.

Dating of Construction

Not constructed; pottery data indicate deposition occurred in the Pueblo III period;. Based on stratigraphic position, this deposit predates two secondary refuse deposits (Nonstructures 6.5-N and 6.6-N) and a construction deposit (Nonstructure 6.7-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 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

14

Location

1-x-1 meter grid unit 417N 529E.
East of main drainage on steep talus slope; south of Structure 5, a kiva.
South part of Nonstructure 6.

Selection Criteria

Random. Second of four randomly-selected units for excavation in Nonstructure 6.

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
6-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
6.1-N
midden
Nonstructure
6.2-N
cultural deposit, type unknown

Excavation Unit

15

Location

1-x-1 meter grid unit 418N 522E.
East of main drainage on steep talus slope; south of Structure 5, a kiva.
West edge of Nonstructure 6, immediately adjacent to and south of 1x1 m unit N419 E522.

Selection Criteria

Random. Third of four randomly-selected units for excavation in NST 6.

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
6-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
6.1-N
midden
Nonstructure
6.2-N
cultural deposit, type unknown

Excavation Unit

46

Location

Segment 1 N E.
(Roughly a 1-x-1-m; see plan map)
East of main drainage on steep talus slope.
Nothwest part of Nonstructure 6; immediately south of and adjacent to Structure 5, a kiva and a retaining wall (F-3).

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. To augment the sample of secondary refuse form this area and expose a portion of a retaining wall (F-3).

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
6-N
noncultural
Nonstructure
6.2-N
cultural deposit, type unknown
Nonstructure
6.4-N
extramural surface
Nonstructure
6.5-N
midden
Nonstructure
6.6-N
midden
Nonstructure
6.7-N
cultural deposit, type unknown