Structure 1505, masonry surface structure

Features


Doorway (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway.
Use history
Originally provided access between Structure 1505 and the unexcavated room to the north. Later, it was deliberately plugged.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Exposed, not excavated.
Portion excavated
None.
Horizontal location
North wall, center.
Vertical location
In the center of the doorway, the sill is 55 cm above bedrock.
Construction
The sides of the doorway are constructed of masonry; the cornerstones on the west side are pecked, those on the east are not. The sill is a long sandstone rock. The lintel is missing.
Remodeling/ modification
Yes. Plugged with "daub"-plastered masonry (most stones obscured).
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Yes. Masonry plugged.
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
It is estimated that the upper two-thirds of the doorway is missing.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not applicable.
Width
No
See Database Map 4222.
Height
29
No
Depth
No
See Database Map 4222.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Sandstone masonry used to intentionally plug doorway.
Not applicable.
Not recorded.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.