Structure 1507, masonry surface structure

Features


Socket (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Hole in, but not through, wall. Possibly served as a beam socket, but could also simply be a missing wall stone.
Use history
Interpreted to be a beam socket built with the wall. It may be part of the ground-story (Structure 1507) ceiling/second-story (Structure 1526) floor. Could also simply be a missing wall stone.
Associated features
Feature 3 (socket in west wall).
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database. This feature was excavated, but not mapped in the field (mapped later on basis of measurements and written description o
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
East wall of room.
Vertical location
98 cm above original floor (Surface 4).
Construction
The top, bottom, and side walls of this feature are masonry; the back wall is "adobe" and perhaps sandstone ("abraders"). It is not clear if this "feature" was really constructed--it could simply be a missing wall stone.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
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
13
Yes
Height
17
Yes
Depth
18
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment, natural. Stone "wedges" may have been used to hold beam in place.
Charcoal, stone "wedges."
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.

Niche (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Wall niche.
Use history
Function unknown.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database. This feature was excavated, but not mapped in the field (mapped later on basis of measurements and written description o
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
South wall of room.
Vertical location
Approximately 34 cm above original floor (Surface 4).
Construction
The top, bottom, and side walls of this niche are masonry. The back wall is the "adobe" and masonry wall shared with Structure 1518.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Unknown.
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
16
Yes
Height
23
Yes
Depth
13
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment, natural.
Charcoal and "adobe."
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.

Socket (Feature 3) Top of page
General description
Hole in, but not through, wall. Possibly served as a beam socket.
Use history
Interpreted to be a beam socket. It may be part of the ground-story (Structure 1507) ceiling/second-story (Structure 1526) floor. It could also simply be an artifact of excavation.
Associated features
Feature 1 (socket in east wall).
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database. This feature was excavated, but not mapped in the field (mapped later on basis of measurements and written description o
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
West wall of room.
Vertical location
Approximately 98 cm above original floor (Surface 4).
Construction
Adobe mortar fills three-quarters of the inside of the socket, making it difficult to assess construction. Not clear if this feature was really constructed--it could simply be an artifact of excavation.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Unknown
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
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
23
Yes
Height
14
Yes
Depth
15
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
A
Postabandonment, natural deposit in approximately one-quarter of feature, in top left-hand corner (described as "loose, natural fill" in field notes).
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
B
"Adobe" that was intentionally placed in socket.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
"Adobe."