Structure 504, masonry surface structure

Features


Doorway (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway.
Use history
Provided access between Structure 504 and the courtyard (Nonstructure 513).
Associated features
Same doorway as Nonstructure 513 (courtyard), Feature 2.
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, just north of center.
Vertical location
72 cm above floor (Surface 1).
Construction
The sides of the doorway are coursed, double-stone masonry with pecked cornerstones. The sill is a sandstone slab.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
Upper portion missing (collapsed).
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 4103.
Height
43
No
Depth
No
See Database Map 4103.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Structure collapse: wall fall.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.
Not recorded.

Doorway (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway.
Use history
Originally provided access between Structures 503 and 504 (possibly as a pass-through or "window"). Later, it was deliberately plugged.
Associated features
Same doorway as Structure 503, Feature 6.
Excavation procedure
Exposed, not excavated.
Portion excavated
None.
Horizontal location
North wall of room, approximately center of wall.
Vertical location
Not recorded.
Construction
This doorway collapsed before the details from the Structure 504 side were recorded, but some observations recorded from the Structure 503 (Feature 6) side are applicable here: The sides of the doorway are coursed, double-stone masonry; the sill is a sand
Remodeling/ modification
Yes. Plugged with lightly shaped, semicoursed masonry.
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Yes. Masonry plugged.
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
The upper portion was missing when the doorway was first exposed; the remainder collapsed soon after.
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 4103.
Height
43
No
Depth
No
See Database Map 4103.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture
1
Sandstone masonry used to intentionally plug doorway.
Not applicable.
Not recorded.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.