Nonstructure 503, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Central part of the site.
Just north of the roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
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 500.
Abandoned when occupation of this area ended.
Covered with cultural deposits from roomblock occupation, then wall fall and aeolian/alluvial sediments.
Dating of Construction
The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery beneath this surface leads to the inference that this surface was used sometime after A.D. 1180.
Dating of Abandonment
This surface was abandoned sometime after A.D. 1180; this inference is based on the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery beneath this surface.
2 (A.D. 11001225)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 1090N 1001E.
Central part of site.
Along north wall of roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
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