Nonstructure 1101, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

North part of the site.

Specific Location

South of roomblock in Architectural Block 1100.

Selection Criteria

Encountered during midden sampling.


Outdoor use surface defined by the presence of pit feature (Feature 1); this surface is probably associated with the occupation of Architectural Block 1100.


Not Applicable

Postabandonment Process

Covered by refuse that was probably deposited by the residents of this architectural block; upper portion of this midden might have eroded away.

Dating of Construction

Not constructed, but was used as a surface before refuse (Nonstructure 1106) was deposited.

Dating of Abandonment

Abandoned as a use surface when refuse deposition began. The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery in the fill of a pit (Feature 1) in this surface indicates the surface was used after A.D. 1180.

Date Range

5 (A.D. 1180–1260)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 1260N 1105E.
North part of site.
South of roomblock in Architectural Block 1100.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. To sample possible midden area associated with roomblock.

Excavation Strategy

Natural strata.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

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