Structure 1209, masonry surface structure

Features


Hearth (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Shallow corner hearth.
Use history
Formally constructed hearth. It may have been added to the room after original construction, presumably to be used for heating, lighting, and/or cooking. The fires in the hearth probably were neither large nor intense.
Associated features
None.
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
Northeast corner of room.
Vertical location
Floor (Surface 1).
Construction
Sandstone slabs/blocks were placed on the bedrock floor, then coped with a tan silt "mortar," which formed a rounded interior surface. The north and east sides are formed by the room walls.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Yes. Coping heavily burned; walls above feature lightly burned.
Sooting
Yes. Light sooting on walls above feature.
Sealed
No
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Plan view: quarter-round.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
69
Yes
Interior diagonal measurement (not including coping).
Width
66
Yes
Interior diagonal measurement.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
9
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Abundant charcoal, small pieces of burned sandstone and "adobe."
Not recorded.
Gray.
Ash.