Nonstructure 1311, cultural deposit, type unknown

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East-central portion of site.

Specific Location

South-central portion of Block 1300; below EU 296. In 2-x-2-m units 540N 628 and 544N 630E.

Selection Criteria

Remote sensing suggested potential structures; plow zone stripped of large area surrounding anomaly; 2-x-2-m units placed to sample cultural deposit.

Use

It is unclear how this study unit functioned. It is a possible borrow pit that filled in naturally and culturally.

Abandonment

This area was no longer in use after the late Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment Process

This area filled in with mostly natural sediment. The top of this study unit contains cultural fill which was disturbed by plowing.

Dating of Construction

Based on pottery data, this area was used during the middle Pueblo II through late Pueblo III period.

Dating of Remodeling

None evident.

Dating of Abandonment

This area was no longer used after the late Pueblo III period.

Dating of Midden

Nonstructure 1311 is comprised of natural fill and some cultural deposits (possibly secondary refuse).

Dating of Reuse

None evident.

Date Range

18 (A.D. 1020–1280)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit

562

Location

2-x-2 meter grid unit 540N 628E.
East-central portion of site.
South-central portion of Block 1300; below 10-x-12-m area from which plow zone was removed.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Unit placed to sample Nonstructure 1311 deposits.

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
1311
cultural deposit, type unknown

Excavation Unit

563

Location

2-x-2 meter grid unit 544N 630E.
East-central portion of site.
South-central portion of Block 1300; below 10-x-12-m area from which plow zone was removed.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Unit placed to sample Nonstructure 1311 deposits.

Excavation Strategy

Natural strata.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Nonstructure
1311
cultural deposit, type unknown