Nonstructure 163, cultural deposit, type unknown

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

West-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Northwestern portion of Architectural Block 100; below Structure 141, Nonstructure 154, and Nonstructure 186.

Selection Criteria

1-x-2-m unit judgmentally placed to test a masonry surface room.

Use

Nonstructure 163 was deposited in the Late Pueblo II period. The dominant pottery from the fill is Mancos Black-on-white, suggesting a Late Pueblo II deposition. This fill contains less ash and artifacts than most secondary refuse, thus the descriptive type is cultural deposit unknown.

Abandonment

Nonstructure 163 was no longer deposited when Nonstructure 186, Feature 1 was excavated in the Late Pueblo II period.

Postabandonment Process

Nonstructure 186, Feature 1 was intrusive into Nonstructure 163 deposits in the Late Pueblo II period. Nonstructure 154 refuse covered both Nonstructure 163 and Nonstructure 186.

Dating of Construction

Not applicable.

Dating of Remodeling

Not applicable.

Dating of Abandonment

Not applicable.

Dating of Midden

Nonstructure 163 was deposited in the Late Pueblo II period.

Dating of Reuse

Not applicable.

Date Range

6 (A.D. 1060–1140)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit

346

Location

1-x-2 meter grid unit 499.3N 487.8E.
West-central portion of the site.
Northwestern portion of Architectural Block 100.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. 1-x-2-m unit judgmentally placed to test a masonry surface room, Structure 141.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels. Excavated in 10 cm levels.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Fill continued into Nonstructure 154, Nonstructure 186, and Nonstructure 163.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Structure
141
masonry surface structure
Nonstructure
154
midden
Nonstructure
163
cultural deposit, type unknown
Nonstructure
186
extramural surface