Structure 206, masonry surface structure

Features


Corner bin (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Masonry corner bin.
Use history
This bin was added to the room after initial room construction and at the same time or after the doorway (Feature 4) was plugged. Possibly used for storage?
Associated features
Pass-through (Feature 3).
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.
Vertical location
Floor (Surface 1).
Construction
A curved, double-stone-wide masonry wall was added to the room, abutting the existing south and west walls of the room and creating an enclosed space in the southwest corner. The north and east sides of the bin are masonry, double-stone wide; the south an
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
However, the presence of a pass-through (Feature 3) in the bin wall may indicate that the bin was roofed; if so, the roof had collapsed and/or disintegrated.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  rectangular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Plan view: elongated quarter-round.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
112
Yes
Interior measurement along the south wall.
Width
58
Yes
Maximum interior wall width perpendicular to length.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
123
Yes
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment, wall fall.
Charcoal and sandstone.
Not recorded.
Red brown.
Clay loam.
2
Postabandonment, roof fall (Structure 206).
Sandstone slabs and decomposed wood.
Not recorded.
Red brown.
Clay loam.
3
Postabandonment, roof fall--adobe layer.
Artifacts.
Not recorded.
Brown.
Clay loam.

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.
Portion excavated
All (except root).
Horizontal location
East wall.
Vertical location
147 cm above floor (Surface 1).
Construction
The niche is simply a gap in the block masonry wall (no formal lintel or sill).
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Good.
Degree of preservation
Some root disturbance.
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
18
Yes
Height
13
Yes
Depth
No
20
Large root prevented measuring exact depth.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment, erosional.
None.
Root.
Red brown.
Silt loam.

Pass-through (Feature 3) Top of page
General description
Pass-through in the wall of a corner bin---that is, a constructed hole through the masonry wall of the bin, Feature 1.
Use history
Would have provided a means of placing objects in, and retrieving objects from, the corner bin (Feature 1).
Associated features
Corner bin (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 corner bin (Feature 1).
Vertical location
35 cm above the room floor (Surface 1) outside the corner bin.
Construction
The side walls of the pass-through consist of masonry wall blocks. The lintel is a shaped stone slab; the sill is a stone slab.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Plan: parallelogram with two acute and two obtuse angles.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not applicable.
Width
No
See Database Map 4066.
Height
28
Yes
Depth
No
See Database Map 4066.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Postabandonment, erosional (alluvial and aeolian) deposit including some roofing materials.
Sandstone and "adobe roof cast."
Not recorded.
Brown.
Silt, silt loam.

Doorway (Feature 4) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway.
Use history
The doorway provided access into and out of Structure 206; it was later modified into a pass-through (Feature 5).
Associated features
Pass-through (Feature 5).
Excavation procedure
Exposed, not excavated.
Portion excavated
Face exposed, none excavated.
Horizontal location
South wall.
Vertical location
81 cm above floor (Surface 1).
Construction
The sides of the doorway are masonry, with well-shaped, pecked cornerstones. The lintel is a stone slab. The sill consists of "informal" blocks? (field notes not clear).
Remodeling/ modification
Yes. The doorway was remodeled into a pass-through (Feature 5) when the bottom 40 cm (approximately) was plugged with masonry. The wall of the corner bin (Feature 1) abuts the masonry plugging. See black-and-white photo 60-21 (field photo number; not digitized
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Yes. The masonry plugging only partly filled the doorway. The opening that remained was designated Feature 5, pass-through.
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
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
See Database Map 4066.
Height
84
Yes
Depth
No
Not excavated; see Database Map 4066.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Masonry used to intentionally plug the lower approximate 40 cm of doorway.
Not applicable.
Not recorded.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.

Pass-through (Feature 5) Top of page
General description
Doorway modified into a pass-through.
Use history
The doorway (Feature 4) in Structure 206 was remodeled into this pass-through, Feature 5. Unlike the original feature, the pass-through would have been too small to allow the passage of an adult; however, it would have allowed objects to be passed into an
Associated features
Doorway (Feature 4).
Excavation procedure
Exposed, not excavated.
Portion excavated
Face exposed, none excavated.
Horizontal location
South wall.
Vertical location
120 cm above floor (Surface 1).
Construction
The side walls of the pass-through are masonry; they share with the original doorway (Feature 4) the same well-shaped, pecked cornerstones that were part of that original feature construction. The base of the pass-through is formed by the top layer of the
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
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
See Database Map 4066.
Height
45
Yes
Depth
No
Not excavated; see Database Map 4066.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.