Nonstructure 2201, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Central part of the site.

Specific Location

Just north of the roomblock in Architectural Block 2200.

Selection Criteria

Surface was encountered during excavations to expose a segment of the north wall of the adjacent roomblock.


Outdoor use surface associated with the occupation of Architectural Block 2200.


Abandoned when occupation of this architectural block ended.

Postabandonment Process

Covered with wall fall, aeolian, and alluvial sediments.

Dating of Construction

Pecked-block and double-stone-wide masonry style of the structure wall that rests on this surface suggests that the surface and wall date from sometime in the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150-1300).

Dating of Abandonment

Few data--no sherds were found on this surface, and only a few were found in the shallow occupational and postoccupational sediment above the surface. The latest pottery type in these strata was Pueblo III White Painted, and indicates that this material was deposited after A.D. 1100.

Date Range

5 (A.D. 1180–1260)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 1167N 1029E.
Central part of site.
Just north of roomblock in Architectural Block 2200.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. To expose a segment of the north face of roomblock masonry and to document any earlier deposits beneath it.

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
masonry structure, type unknown