Nonstructure 1.8-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Upper half of Segment 5 (EU 36); rests below Nonstructure 1.1-N and above Nonstructures 1.9-N and 1.10-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 an extramural wall (Feature 3).
Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the canyon bottom.
Surface covered by natural deposits that contain redeposited cultural refuse.
Dating of Construction
No tree-ring dates or artifacts. Based on stratigraphic position, the surface was used late in the occupation of this area--it postdates a secondary refuse deposit (Nonstructure 1.9-N) and an earlier extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.10-N).
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Probably abandoned at the same time as the canyon bottom (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 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