Nonstructure 2.5-N, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

General Location

Northeast quadrant of site. Within rim complex on canyon rim.

Specific Location

East of a large tower (Structure 28) that is part of large masonry complex; rests below Nonstructure 2.4-N.

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 2-N testing; see Nonstructure 2-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.


Outdoor natural surface associated with the construction of an extramural wall (Feature 7).


No data.

Postabandonment Process

Not applicable.

Dating of Construction

The extramural wall (Feature 7) that was built on this surface was constructed before refuse was deposited in this area; this interpretation is based upon stratigraphic position.

Dating of Remodeling

Not applicable.

Dating of Abandonment

Abandoned before the rim complex was abandoned--refuse rests above this surface.

Dating of Midden

Not applicable.

Dating of Reuse

No evidence of reuse.

Date Range

4 (A.D. 900–1280)

Site-Wide Dating

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.

Type ID Description
area 7 Canyon rim
section R Canyon rim
subperiod 9 Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 479N 508E.
Northeast corner of pueblo, rim complex.
East of large masonry complex that includes a tower, a kiva and rooms.

Selection Criteria

Random. Second unit selected by random means from Nonstructure 2, Sampling Stratum 2.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Bedrock. Sandstone encountered in western third of unit and layers of shale found in eastern two-thirds of unit.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
extramural surface