Arbitrary Unit 1, multiple study unit types

Features


Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Ash mound on an oxidized surface.
Use history
Fire(s) were built directly on an exterior use surface; the amount of ash suggests substantial/intense fire(s). Abandonment context 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. Segment 1 of the feature consists of the portion exposed within the test unit (probably approximately half the feature).
Portion excavated
Unknown; probably approximately half.
Horizontal location
Center of west wall of test unit (997N 1016E); continues into unexcavated area to the west.
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Yes. Surface under ash was fire-reddened.
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Cross section: irregular lenticular.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
46
No
North-south (from field map 1900).
Width
36
No
East-west (from field map 1900).
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
10
No
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Charcoal.
Not recorded.
Light gray.
Ash.

Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Ash (believed to be the result of in situ burning) on a horizontal use surface "and against a bedrock face" (from field feature form).
Use history
Fire was built directly on an exterior use surface. Abandonment context 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.
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
In approximate center of test unit (997N 1016E); adjacent to bedrock outcrop in northwest corner of unit.
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
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:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
60
Yes
North-south (from field map 1900).
Width
46
Yes
East-west (from field map 1900).
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
3
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Charcoal, burned clay lumps, artifacts.
Not recorded.
Light gray.
Ash.

Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 3) Top of page
General description
Ash on an oxidized use surface.
Use history
Fire was built directly on an exterior use surface. Abandonment context 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. Segment 1 of the feature consists of the portion exposed within the test unit.
Portion excavated
Unknown; continues into unexcavated area to the south and west.
Horizontal location
Southwest corner of test unit (997N 1016E); continues into unexcavated area to the south and west.
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Unknown
Thermal alteration
Yes. Sediment below ash was oxidized.
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
36
No
East-west along profile.
Width
11
No
North-south.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
3
No
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Small pieces charcoal.
Not recorded.
Light gray.
Ash.

Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 4) Top of page
General description
Ash on an oxidized use surface.
Use history
Fire of limited use/intensity was built directly on an exterior use surface. Abandonment context 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.
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
Southwest corner of test unit (997N 1016E).
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Yes. Surface below ash was oxidized.
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  elliptical.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
34
Yes
Northeast-southwest.
Width
22
Yes
Northwest-southeast.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
2
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Charcoal, possible pot rest or trivet stone (not collected).
Not recorded.
Gray.
Ash.

Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 5) Top of page
General description
Ash and burned sediment on top of an oxidized use surface.
Use history
Fire was built directly on an exterior use surface. Abandonment context 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. Segment 1 of the feature consists of the portion exposed within the test unit.
Portion excavated
Approximately four-fifths.
Horizontal location
Southern edge of test unit (997N 1016E), just west of center; small portion continues into unexcavated area to the south.
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Yes. Surface below ash was oxidized.
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  elliptical.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
76
Yes
Northeast-southwest.
Width
53
Yes
Northwest-southeast.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
4
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Charcoal, artifacts.
Not recorded.
Gray.
Fine ash, silt.

Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 6) Top of page
General description
Ash on top of an oxidized use surface.
Use history
Fire was built directly on an exterior use surface.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database. Segment 1 of the feature consists of the portion exposed within the test unit.
Portion excavated
Approximately three-quarters.
Horizontal location
In southwest corner of test unit (997N 1016E); small portion continues into unexcavated area to the west.
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Yes. Surface below ash was oxidized.
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Plan: truncated round.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
22
Yes
North-south.
Width
18
No
East-west.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
1
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Charcoal.
Not recorded.
Gray.
Ash.

Burned spot, surface feature (Feature 7) Top of page
General description
Ash on top of an oxidized use surface in a natural shallow depression.
Use history
Fire was built directly on an exterior use surface. Abandonment context 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. Segment 1 of the feature consists of the portion exposed within the test unit.
Portion excavated
Approximately three-quarters.
Horizontal location
In northeast corner of test unit (997N 1016E).
Vertical location
One of multiple use surfaces recognized within Surface 1 (see PD 726 description).
Construction
Not formally constructed. Expedient feature created by the burning of a fire directly on a use surface in a natural depression.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Yes. Surface below ash was oxidized.
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Not recorded.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Plan: truncated ellipse.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
36
Yes
East-west.
Width
30
No
North-south.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
5
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
In-place burning, primary refuse.
Abundant charcoal, pieces of burned silt.
Not recorded.
Gray.
Ash.