Nonstructure 5.3-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom. East-southeast of Nonstructure 1-N.
Upper half of 1-x-1-m 311N 508E (EU 6).
Part of Nonstructure 5-N testing; see Nonstructure 5-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Natural surface from which a pit (Feature 1) was constructed.
Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the canyon bottom.
Covered by postoccupational alluvail and eolian deposits and wall fall.
Dating of Construction
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Thought to have been abandoned when the canyon bottom was abandoned, as there are no later cultural deposits resting above this surface.
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.
1-x-1 meter grid unit 311N 508E.
Lower west side.
Near southeast boundary of Nonstructure 5. South of a dense cluster of architecture, including Structure 3. A possible kiva depression and possible kiva retaining wall are located immediately north of this unit.
Random. Second unit to be selected by random means for testing in Nonstructure 5.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit