Nonstructure 2601, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

South part of site.

Specific Location

South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 2600.

Selection Criteria

Surface was encountered during excavation to sample this midden area.


Outdoor use surface associated with Feature 1 (firepit).


Abandoned as a use surface when refuse was deposited in a firepit (Feature 1) and on the surface.

Postabandonment Process

Naturally deposited alluvial and aeolian sediments covered the secondary refuse.

Dating of Construction

Surface was not constructed (was prehistoric ground surface).

Dating of Abandonment

Pottery associated with this surface (Pueblo III White Painted) indicates that the surface was abandoned sometime after A.D. 1100.

Date Range

1 (A.D. 1060–1140)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 837N 897E.
South part of the site.
South of roomblock in Architectural Block 2600.

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