Nonstructure 705, extramural surface
About this Nonstructure
Central part of the site.
Just north of the roomblock in Architectural Block 700.
Surface was encountered during excavations to expose a segment of the outside face of the north wall of the roomblock.
Outdoor use surface associated with construction and occupation of the roomblock in Architectural Block 700
Abandoned as a surface when refuse was deposited on it
Wall fall, aeolian, and alluvial sediments accumulated above the refuse
Dating of Construction
Pecked-block masonry style of the structure that rests on this surface (Structure 706) suggests use during the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150-1300).
Dating of Abandonment
No sherds were associated with this surface or below this surface (the surface is undisturbed native sediment). However, the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery in the stratum just above this surface leads to the inference that the surface was not abandoned much before A.D. 1180, and might have been abandoned any time after that.
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 1165N 1012E.
Central part of site.
Along the north wall of roomblock in Architectural Block 700.
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