Nonstructure 403, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Central part of the site.
At the north edge of the roomblock in Architectural Block 400.
Surface was encountered during excavations to expose the outside face of the north wall of the roomblock.
Outdoor use surface associated with the construction and occupation of the roomblock in Architectural Block 400.
Abandoned when the occupation of this area ended.
Covered with cultural material, wall fall, and naturally deposited sediment.
Dating of Construction
Surface was not constructed, but was first used sometime after A.D. 1180; this inference is based on the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds in the midden deposits (Nonstructure 404) below this surface.
Dating of Abandonment
Surface was used, and so was abandoned, sometime after A.D. 1180; this inference is based on the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds in the midden below this surface.
4 (A.D. 11501300)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 1029N 1003E.
Central part of site.
Just north of roomblock in Architectural Block 400.
Judgmental. To expose roomblock masonry wall and determine presence of earlier occupations beneath roomblock.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit