Nonstructure 244, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

North-central portion of Block 200; 1-x-1-m unit 520N 554E defines west end.

Selection Criteria

Exposed in Backhoe Trench 211; not excavated further.


This is an extramural surface from which Feature 1, a pit, was excavated.


This surface was no longer used after the early Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment Process

This surface was destroyed by plowing.

Dating of Construction

Because this surface was exposed only in profile, it is unknown when it was constructed. This surface is located east of Structure 205 which dates to the early Pueblo III period, therefore it is inferred that Nonstructure 244 also dates to the early Pueblo III period.

Dating of Remodeling


Dating of Abandonment


Dating of Midden

None evident.

Dating of Reuse


Date Range

7 (A.D. 1140–1225)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



Whole study unit N E.
Central portion of site.
North-central portion of Block 200; 1-x-1-m unit 520N 554E defines the west end of Backhoe Trench 211.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Backhoe Trench 211 was judgmentally placed and excavated to define the eastern boundary of Structure 205.

Excavation Strategy

Full cut.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Fill continued below Backhoe Trench 211 into Structure 205.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Backhoe Trench
not further specified
extramural surface