Nonstructure 2101, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

North part of the site.

Specific Location

South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 2100.

Selection Criteria

To sample possible midden associated with the roomblock in this architectural block.


Outdoor use surface associated with pit (Feature 1). This surface is either associated with the nearby roomblock or with an earlier occupation of this area of the site.


Surface was abandoned when refuse accumulated on it.

Postabandonment Process

Not affected.

Dating of Construction

Surface was not constructed, and there is no means by which to date either the use of this surface or the pit excavated into it.

Dating of Abandonment

The presence of Pueblo III White Painted pottery in the fill above this surface indicates that the surface was probably abandoned between A.D. 1100 and 1300.

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 1201N 1042E.
Central part of site.
South of roomblock in Architectural Block 2100.

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