Nonstructure 1117, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Northwestern portion of site.

Specific Location

Southwestern portion of Block 1100; in 2-x-2-m unit 628N 362E.

Selection Criteria

2-x-2-m unit judgmentally placed to sample Nonstructure 1109 (secondary refuse) deposits. Fill continued below Nonstructure 1109 into Nonstructure 1117 Feature 1 and 2.


This surface represents an extramural use area from which a burial pit (Feature 1) was excavated and Human Remains Occurrence 6 (Feature 2) was interred.


No data.

Postabandonment Process

After Human Remains Occurrence 6 was interred, secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1109) was deposited over the burial and surface.

Dating of Construction

Based on Nonstructure 1109 midden deposits which cover Nonstructure 117, Nonstructure 1117 was used during the early Pueblo III period.

Dating of Remodeling

None evident.

Dating of Abandonment

This surface was probably not used after the early Pueblo III period.

Dating of Midden

Secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1109) was deposited above Nonstructure 1117 after Human Remains Occurrence 6 was interred.

Dating of Reuse

None evident.

Date Range

7 (A.D. 1140–1225)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



2-x-2 meter grid unit 628N 362E.
Northwestern portion of site.
Southwestern portion of Block 1100.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. 2-x-2-m unit was placed southeast of Structure 1106 to sample associated midden deposits. Secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1109) was encountered below the plow zone.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels. Plow zone (Stratum A) was excavated as a natural stratum.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Fill continued into Nonstructure 1117 Feature 1 (Burial Pit) and Feature 2 (Human Remains Occurrence 6).

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
extramural surface