Structure 11-S, masonry surface structure

Features


Doorway (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Doorway with lintel.
Use history
Doorway that allowed access into and out of Structure 11-S. It is not clear if this was an exterior doorway or an interior doorway between rooms. There is not enough evidence to indicate that a room existed south of this room.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Not excavated, only documented; part of standing architecture.
Portion excavated
Portion visible.
Horizontal location
South wall of Structure 11-S; 74 cm from the southest corner of the room.
Vertical location
Top of the doorway is 60 cm from modern ground surface. Height from a surface is unknown because no surface is visible.
Construction
Built as part of south wall. Base = flaked tabular stone; top of stone is smooth from use. East side = five pecked, and/or flaked, horizonatally- laid corner stones. Top =incomplete tabular slab which partially overlaps east side.
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
No
Sooting
No
Sealed
No
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
West portion of doorway is no longer present; believed to have naturally collapsed with a portion of the south wall; preserved sections include part of the lintel, the east side and part of the sill.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
21
No
East edge of doorway to end of south wall; part of doorway collapsed with wall, including a section of the lintel.
Width
33
No
Front-to-back.
Height
60
Yes
From the sill to the base of lintel.
Depth
No
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Socket (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Rectangular opening in wall of a surface room; believed to be a socket for a beam.
Use history
Socket is believed to have held a primary beam for the roof of Structure 11. The beam is not present but secondary beams are visible in the south wall of the room, and they are almost level with the top of the socket.
Associated features
F-3; another socket in east wall; south of this feature.
Excavation procedure
Not excavated, only documented; part of standing architecture.
Portion excavated
Entire feature exposed.
Horizontal location
East wall of Structure 11-S; 50 cm from the northeast corner of room; 47 cm north of another socket (F-3) in east wall.
Vertical location
1.26 m from modern ground surface to the base of the socket; no measurements taken from a floor, because it was not exposed.
Construction
Constructed as part of the east wall. A gap was left in the wall as courses were laid. Base = two horizontally-laid blocks. Sides defined by two courses of horizontally-laid masonry with no surface treatment on the faces exposed in the socket. A small
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
No
Sooting
No
Sealed
No
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
26
Yes
Side-to-side; north-south.
Width
No
Height
22
Yes
Depth
22
Yes
Front-to-back; east-west.
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Socket (Feature 3) Top of page
General description
Socket in east wall, which is believed to have held a roof beam.
Use history
Believed to hold primary beam for roof of Structure 11-S; this beam is not present, but six beams that are believed to be secondary beams are preserved in the south wall of Structure 11-S, and are almost level with the top of the socket.
Associated features
Another socket (F-2) in east wall, that is north of this feature.
Excavation procedure
Not excavated, only documented; part of standing architecture.
Portion excavated
Entire feature.
Horizontal location
East wall; 27 cm from the southeast corner of the room; 47 cm south of another socket (Feature 2) in east wall.
Vertical location
Base of socket is 1.17 m from modern ground surface. Measurement not taken from the room floor because the floor was not exposed.
Construction
Constructed as part of the wall. A gap was left when courses were laid . Base= tabular stone. Sides = block masonry with no surface treatment. Back= back sides of stones from other side of wall. Remnants of mortar adhering to back of socket may have
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
No
Sooting
No
Sealed
No
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
31
Yes
Side-to-side.
Width
No
Height
22
Yes
Base-to-top.
Depth
28
Yes
Front-to-back.
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