Nonstructure 6.3-N, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
East of main drainage on a steep talus slope; southwest of a tested kiva (Structure 5).
Upper half of 1-x-1 m 419N 522E (EU 16); below Nonstructure 6.1-N.
Part of Nonstructure 6-N testing; see Nonstructure 6-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Natural surface associated with the construction of a burial pit (Feature 2).
Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the east talus slope.
Burial pit filled with and surface covered by postoccupational colluvial deposits.
Dating of Construction
No tree-ring or pottery data.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment
Thought to have been abandoned when the east talus slope was abandoned because no cultural deposits rest 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 east talus slope
|East side (east talus slope)
|Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
1-x-1 meter grid unit 419N 522E.
East of main drainage on steep talus slope; south of Structure 5.
West edge of Nonstructure 6, immediately adjacent to and north of 1x1 m unit N418 E522.
Random. Fourth of four randomly-selected units for excavation in NST 6.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Fill continued. According to an agreement with BLM, excavations were halted in this unit when a human burial was encountered, however, excavations in adjacent unit (1 x 1 m 418N 522E) indicate that excavations in this unit ended at or just above sterile soil.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit