Nonstructure 1.2-N, extramural surface

Features


Pit: not further specified (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Small pit feature.
Use history
Purpose of pit is unknown; it was constructed late in the occupation of the pueblo; multiple cultural deposits rest below it.
Associated features
F-6 is a pit feature in Segment 1 that was found at approximately the same elevation as this pit; both pits may be associated with the rock alignments that are part of Nst 1 and are visible on modern ground surface; these pits may also be associated with
Excavation procedure
Feature was bisected in half; south half excavated separately from north half.
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
Center of Segment 1.
Vertical location
Detected within Stratum 2; believed to have extended to top of Stratum 2 or Stratum B on Map 199, which is Surface 3.
Construction
Small pit was dug into a yellow-gray brown clay loam that is interpreted as constructional fill (Stratum 2).
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Not Recorded
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  round.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Pit is rectangular in cross-section except in the southeast quarter where it is basin-shaped.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
21
Yes
East-west.
Width
24
Yes
North - south.
Height
No
Depth
9.5
No
Top of feature may not have been detected during excavation or was destroyed by erosion.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
most likely a natural deposit that accumulated inside the pit; it is similar to the overlying natural deposit
thin, tabular piece of sandstone, charcoal flecks, small clay chunks; thin lens of orange brown sand rests at base of pit
brown to reddish brown
sandy silt loam

Pit: not further specified (Feature 6) Top of page
General description
A roughly cylindrical pit.
Use history
Possible posthole; built late in the history of site occupation as the feature was excavated into a stratum high in the fill sequence of Segment 1.
Associated features
F-1 is another pit feature in Segment 1 that was found at a similar elevation as this feature; these pits may be associated with the rock alignments that are part of Nst 1 and visible on modern ground surface; these pits may also be associated with two
Excavation procedure
Not recognized in plan view but preserved in west profile of Segment 1.
Portion excavated
Not excavated; recorded what was preserved in west profile of Segment 1.
Horizontal location
West end of Segment 1; extends west of excavation unit.
Vertical location
Originates from Surface 3, which is the top of Stratum B on Map 199 and Stratum 2 in the PD record.
Construction
Pit excavated into fill (see Strata B and C on Map 199).
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
No
Sooting
No
Sealed
Yes. intentionally filled with sediment that is unlike any of the surrounding fill
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Unknown; only exposed in profile.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  unknown.
Shape comments
Base of pit is more round than rectangular.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Unknown; pit was only detected in profile.
Width
23
No
Unknown if this is complete because pit was only detected in profile.
Height
No
Depth
27
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
A
intentional fill that apparantly put the pit out of use; some of this fill rests outside of the pit on top of Stratum B (see Map 199); fill is unlike any of the surrounding fill
none
none
red brown
silty clay laom