Nonstructure 2507, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Southwest part of the site.
At the north edge of the roomblock in Architectural Block 2500.
Surface was encountered during excavations to expose a segment of the north wall of the adjacent roomblock.
Outdoor use surface associated with construction and occupation of Architectural Block 2500.
Abandoned when occupation of this area ended.
Surface was covered by cultural materials associated with occupation of roomblock, alluvial deposits, then wall fall and aeolian/alluvial sediments.
Dating of Construction
This surface was not constructed, but was prehistoric ground surface when the adjacent roomblock was constructed. The pecked-block masonry style of the north wall of that structure indicates construction during the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150-1300).
Dating of Abandonment
The presence of Pueblo III White Painted pottery on this surface indicates that the surface was abandoned sometime after A.D. 1100, and association with the adjacent roomblock indicates the surface was abandoned during the Pueblo III period (1150-1300).
5 (A.D. 11801260)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 904N 866E.
Southwest part of site.
Along north wall of roomblock in Architectural Block 2500.
Judgmental. To expose roomblock masonry and determine presence of earlier occupations beneath roomblock.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit