Nonstructure 1417, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Northeastern portion of site.

Specific Location

West-central portion of Block 1400; within Nonstructure 1418 deposits (which are within Structure 1416).

Selection Criteria

Exposed within Structure 1416, Segment 1 which was excavated to sample Nonstructure 1418 and Structure 1416.


This is an extramural surface in secondary refuse deposits (Nonstructure 1418) from which a burial pit (Feature 1) was excavated for the purpose of interring Human remains occurrence 5.


Human remains occurrence 5 was interred with a McElmo Black-on-white or Mesa Verde Black-on-white mug, a corrugated jar, and two McElmo Black-on-white bowls. Based on the funerary objects, this surface was abandoned in the early Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment Process

Secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1418) was deposited over the burial and surface. Natural sediments accumulated over the refuse. The upper portion of the natural sediments were disturbed by plowing.

Dating of Construction

Based on pottery data, this surface was used in the early Pueblo III period.

Dating of Remodeling

None evident.

Dating of Abandonment

This surface was no longer used after Human remains occurrence 5 (Feature 2) was interred into the burial pit (Feature 1) and covered with a sandstone slab and secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1418).

Dating of Midden

Secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1418) was deposited above the burial and surface after the interment of Human remains occurrence 5.

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



Segment 1 N E.
Northeastern portion of site.
West-central portion of Block 1400; below western portion of Backhoe Trench 1415.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Backhoe Trench 1415 was excavated to test remote sensing anomaly; exposed Structure 1416. Segment 1 was excavated from base of trench (western portion only) to sample the structure and to sample Nonstructure 1418.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Structure floor.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
subterranean kiva
extramural surface