Nonstructure 1.21-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Lower half of Segment 9 (EU 40); below Nonstructure 1.20-N and above Nonstructure 1.22-N.
Part of Nonstructure 1-N testing; see Nonstructure 1-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Ground surface associated with the construction and use of a pit (Feature 4).
Covered by fill that contains redeposited secondary refuse.
Dating of Construction
Pottery recovered from the sediment underlying the surface dates from A.D. 900 to 1300. The stratigraphic position suggests that this surface was used later than one extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.22-N) but earlier than another extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.20-N).
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Surface abandoned before the canyon bottom was abandoned (another extramural surface postdates this surface).
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 9 N E.
(1 x 1 m)
Lower west side.
SE corner of Nst 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1 was a plaza or a great kiva; placed north of a stone alignment running W/SW - E/NE.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit