Nonstructure 1.2-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Near modern ground surface in Segment 1 (EU 32); rests above Nonstructures 1.3-N, 1.4-N, and 1.5-N and below Nonstructure 1.1-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 and use of two pit features.
Probably abandoned as part of site abandonment.
Surface covered by postoccupaitonal alluvial, eolian and colluvial deposits that contain redeposited secondary refuse.
Dating of Construction
Paucity of artifacts makes it difficult to assign a construction date, although two pottery sherds recovered from the subfloor constructional fill provide a date range of A.D. 900 to 1300; surface constructed late in the occupation of this area as the surface rests 10 to 14 cm below modern ground surface and multiple cultural deposits rest below it. Postdates a constructional fill deposit (Nonstructure 1.3-N), a secondary refuse deposit (Nonstructure 1.4-N), and an extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.5-N).
Dating of Remodeling
No evidence of remodeling.
Dating of Abandonment
Probably abandoned when the canyon bottom was abandoned, because this is inferred to have been one of the latest surfaces in this area.
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 1 N E.
(1 x 1 m unit)
Lower west side.
South edge of Nonstructure 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1, was a plaza or great kiva; unit rests adjacent to a stone alignment that forms the south boundary of Nonstructure 1.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit