Nonstructure 2001, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

General Location

Southwest part of the site.

Specific Location

Associated with berm at the west edge of a large depression (possible reservoir).

Selection Criteria

To determine if this linear mound (berm) was constructed or natural.


This was the natural ground surface at the time the berm at the west edge of the reservoir (Feature 1, wall:other) was constructed.


Surface was abandoned when occupation of this area of the village ended.

Postabandonment Process

Surface was covered with alluvial/aeolian sediments.

Dating of Construction

This surface was not constructed, it was the top of a naturally deposited stratum. Surface cannot be dated directly--no pottery was found associated with it.

Dating of Abandonment

Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery above the surface indicates that use of the surface probably ended sometime after A.D. 1180.

Date Range

4 (A.D. 1150–1300)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-2 meter grid unit 973N 888E.
Southwest part of site.
Cross sections possible berm at the west edge of the possible reservoir.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. To determine if this linear mound (berm) was natural or constructed.

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