Nonstructure 8.2-N, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East of main drainage. On a slope, south of a ledge, where a kiva (Structure 4) and other structures are located.

Specific Location

Rests in Nonstructure 8.1-N in 1-x-1-m 388N 543E (EU 73).

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 8-N testing; see Nonstructure 8-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.


Ephermal surface in fill that is associated with the construction of a retaining wall (Feature 1).


No data.

Postabandonment Process

Covered with natural deposits that contain redeposited secondary refuse.

Dating of Construction

No pottery or tree-ring data.

Dating of Remodeling

Not applicable.

Dating of Abandonment

No data.

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 3 Area of east talus slope
section E East side (east talus slope)
subperiod 9 Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 388N 543E.
East of main drainage; approximately four to five meters south-southeast of a retaining wall that is immediately south of Structure 4, a tested kiva.
South half of Nonstructure 8.

Selection Criteria

Random. Fourth unit to be selected by random means for testing in Nonstructure 8.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
extramural surface