Nonstructure 1.6-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Upper half of Segment 3 (EU 34); rests in Nonstructure 1.1-N and 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 wall (Feature 2).
Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the canyon bottom.
Covered by postoccupational natural deposits that contain redeposited secondary refuse.
Dating of Construction
No artifacts or tree-ring dates. Based on stratigraphic position, this surface postdates an earlier cultural deposit (Nonstructure 1.7-N).
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Probably abandoned close to the time the canyon bottom was abandoned--it is 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 3 N E.
(1 x 1 m)
Lower west side.
North-central portion of Nst 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1, was a plaza or great kiva.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit