Nonstructure 702, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Central part of the site.

Specific Location

South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 700.

Selection Criteria

Surface was encountered during excavations to sample the midden in this architectural block.


Outdoor use surface associated with a pit feature (Feature 1); this surface is probably associated with Architectural Block 700 or possibly Architectural Block 600


Abandoned as a surface when it was covered by secondary refuse

Postabandonment Process

Covered initially by secondary refuse from occupation and then by aeolian and alluvial deposits

Dating of Construction

Surface was not constructed.

Dating of Abandonment

Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery was found in the 30-cm-thick stratum that rested on this surface, which suggests that the abandonment of the surface probably occurred sometime after A.D. 1180.

Date Range

2 (A.D. 1100–1225)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 1143N 1001E.
Central part of site.
South of roomblock in Architectural Block 700.

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