Nonstructure 2.7-N, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

General Location

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

Specific Location

West end of rim complex; immediately northeast of a tower.

Selection Criteria

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


Extramural surface associated with the constuction of a wall (Feature 2).


Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the rim complex.

Postabandonment Process

Surface covered with postoccupational natural deposits and wall fall from nearby tower.

Dating of Construction

The types of pottery sherds found in the subfloor constructional fill indicate the surface was built between A.D. 900 and 1300.

Dating of Remodeling

No evidence of remodeling.

Dating of Abandonment

Probably abandoned at the same time the rim complex was abandoned as there are no later cultural deposits 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



Segment 2 N E.
(1-x-1-m unit)
Northeast corner of pueblo; rim complex.
West end of Nonstructure 2; northeast of a tower.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Selected to: (1) expose portion of a tower; (2) determine if a wall is present east of the tower, and; (3) look for evidence of a plaza surface.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at


Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
extramural surface