Nonstructure 1.10-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Lower half of Segment 5 (EU 36). Below Nonstructure 1.1-N and 1.8-N, rests near the base of Nonstructure 1.9-N; above Nonstructure 1.7-N.
Part of Nonstructure 1-N testing; see Nonstructure 1-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Ephermal surface in fill that is associated with the construction of a kiva retaining wall.
Covered by secondary refuse.
Dating of Construction
No artifacts or tree-ring dates. The stratigraphic position suggests that this surface was used early in the occupation of this area because it postdates most of a secondary refuse deposit (Nonstructure 1.9-N) and an extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.8-N).
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Abandoned before canyon bottom was abandoned, as indicated by the multiple cultural deposits that accumulated in this area after the surface was no longer in use.
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
No evidence of reuse.
4 (A.D. 9001280)
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.
|Area of canyon bottom
|Lower west side (canyon bottom)
|Early Pueblo III (A.D. 1140-1225)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
Segment 5 N E.
(1 x 1 m)
southwest quadrant of site.
Northeast corner of Nst 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1, was a plaza or great kiva; unit placed adjacent to and west of a retaining wall that encloses a kiva serves as boundary of Nonstructure 1; unit also placed south of a series of flat-lying
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Unclear if last stratum excavated is sterile soil or fill.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit