Nonstructure 4.6-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom. Immediately south of Nonstructure 1-N and southwest of Structure 1 (a tested kiva).
Near modern ground surface in Segment 2 (EU 52); rests in Nonstructure 4.1-N and above Nonstructures 4.5-N and 4.7-N.
Part of Nonstructure 4-N testing; see Nonstructure 4-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Ephermal outdoor surface in fill; associated with the construction of a wall (Feature 1).
Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the canyon bottom.
Covered with postoccupational natural deposits that contain redeposited secondary refuse.
Dating of Construction
No tree-ring or pottery data. Based on stratigraphic position, this surface postdates another extramural surface (Nonstructure 4.7-N) and an in-situ deposit of secondary refuse (Nonstructure 4.5-N).
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Probably abandoned at the same time the canyon bottom was abandoned as there are no cultural, occupational deposits above this surface.
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 2 N E.
(1- x- 1- m)
Lower west side.
North part of Nonstructure 4; immediatley south of a suspected retaining wall which defines the south boundary of Structure 1.
Judgmental. This unit was placed upslope of all the random units in Nonstructure 4 to look for thicker secondary refuse deposits and to expose the suspected retaining wall associated with Structure 1.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit