Nonstructure 2.8-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Northeast quadrant of site. Within rim complex on canyon rim.
North-northwest of a large tower (Structure 28) and an associated room (Structure 29).
Part of Nonstructure 2-N testing; see Nonstructure 2-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Natural use surface associated with the construction of two walls; walls are part of two structures (a tower, Structure 28, and a room, Structure 29); presence of artifacts and ash on surface indicate surface was used and may be part of a plaza surface.
Artifacts and ash left on surface; probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the rim complex.
Surface covered by postoccupational wall fall from nearby structures.
Dating of Construction
Not constructed. The types of pottery sherds that were found resting on surface suggest the surface was probably used during the Pueblo III period.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Probably abandoned at the same time the rim complex was abandoned, as there are no later cultural deposits resting above this surface.
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
No evidence of reuse.
2 (A.D. 11401280)
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.
|Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
Segment 3 N E.
(See plan map)
Northeast corner of pueblo; rim complex.
West half of Nonstructure 2; north/northwest of a large tower (Structure 28-S) and associated rooms (Structure 29-S).
Judgmental. Rationale for testing this area was to expose a portion of the tower and look for evidence of a plaza surface; unit was reduced in size once rubble was removed and outline of walls was visible.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Other. Excavation ended in a deposit comprised of broken pieces of bedrock mixed with naturally deposited sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit