Structure 1019, masonry surface structure

Features


Doorway (Feature 14) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway identified mostly from fallen cornerstones.
Use history
Provided access into the second story of the tower (Structure 1019) from the outside (Nonstructure 1009).
Associated features
Same doorway as Structure 1009, Feature 1.
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database.
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
East wall of the tower, central (inferred).
Vertical location
194 cm above floor (Surface 1) of lower story (Structure 1008), 34 cm above top of nearest socket (Feature 13).
Construction
Only the basal stone on the south side and the sill stone were still in place; the former had pecked sides. Additional cornerstones were found in wall fall.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Unknown
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
Only the sill and one side stone were found in place; the remainder had fallen into the lower story of the tower (Structure 1008) and outside the tower, in Nonstructure 1009.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred:  rectangular.
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not applicable.
Width
No
Mostly collapsed; see Database Map 4158.
Height
No
Mostly collapsed; not measurable.
Depth
No
Mostly collapsed; see Database Map 4158.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment natural deposit; some soil formation evident (developing A-horizon).
Rootlets.
Not recorded.
Gray brown.
Loam.

Doorway (Feature 19) Top of page
General description
Inferred on the basis of fallen cornerstones in the fill of Structure 1002. If the inference that a doorway existed in this location is correct, then the doorway would have been raised-sill.
Use history
If the inference that a doorway existed in this location is correct, then it would have provided access between the second story of the tower (Structure 1019) and the roof of the adjacent room (Structure 1002).
Associated features
Same doorway as Structure 1002, Feature 8.
Excavation procedure
The existence of this doorway is inferred on the basis of fallen cornerstones found in the fill of Structure 1002 (stones were uncovered during excavation of wall-fall stratum).
Portion excavated
Feature completely inferred. There was no fill to excavate.
Horizontal location
Location in the north end of the west wall is inferred on the basis of fallen cornerstones in the fill of Structure 1002.
Vertical location
Unknown.
Construction
Unknown. However, pecked cornerstones were found in the wall-fall stratum of Structure 1002.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Unknown
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
Feature totally collapsed. Its existence is totally inferred on the basis of fallen cornerstones in the fill of Structure 1002.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not applicable.
Width
No
Unknown.
Height
No
Unknown.
Depth
No
Doorway collapsed, but presumably was as deep as the wall is thick--see Database Map 4158.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture