Nonstructure 1.19-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Near limits of excavation in Segment 8 (EU 39); below Nonstructures 1.16-N, 1.17-N and 1.18-N.
Part of Nonstructure 1-N testing; see Nonstructure 1-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Outdoor surface associated with the construction of a wall (Feature 12).
Covered with secondary refuse.
Dating of Construction
Types of pottery sherds recovered from the sediment underlying the surface suggests surface dates from Pueblo III times. The surface rests below two midden deposits (Nonstructures 1.17-N and 1.18-N), and another extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.16-N), and consequently predates these cultural deposits.
Dating of Remodeling
No evidence of remodeling.
Dating of Abandonment
Abandoned earlier than the abandonment of the canyon bottom, because the surface was covered by later cultural deposits.
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
No evidence of reuse.
2 (A.D. 11401280)
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 8 N E.
(1 x 1 m)
Lower west side.
Southwest corner of Nst 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1 was a plaza or a great kiva; placed up against a stone alignment that forms south boundary of Nst 1; unit is also situated on the east edge of a low rubble mound that extends further to the
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit