Nonstructure 9.2-N, extramural surface
Canyon rim. Adjacent to, and within, the main drainages of the pueblo;. West of rim complex.
Above Nonstructure 9.1-N in Segment 1 (EU 65).
Part of Nonstructure 9-N testing; see Nonstructure 9-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Ephermal surface in fill that is associated with the construction of a check dam (Feature 2).
Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the canyon rim.
Covered with postoccupational alluvial deposits.
Dating of Construction
No pottery or tree-ring date. Based on stratigraphic position, this surface postdates another surface (Nonstructure 9.1-N).
Dating of Remodeling
No evidence of remodeling.
Dating of Abandonment
Thought to have been abandoned when the canyon rim was abandoned, as there are no later cultural 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.
|Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
Segment 1 N E.
(Roughly 3-x-1 meters)
Located on canyon rim and in the main drainage of the pueblo.
Approximately 25 meters north of cliff edge; adjacent to and north of a check dam wall (F-1) that is visible at modern ground surface and runs perpendicular to the main drainage.
Judgmental. Selected to evaluate (1) the construction of a stone alignment, believed to be a check dam, and; (2) the sediment that accumulated behind the alignment.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit