Arbitrary Unit 520, multiple study unit types

Features


Human remains occurrence , HRO 6 (Feature 8) (NOTE: Additional information on human remains is archived at the Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado.) Top of page
General description
Articulated and scattered human bones with associated grave goods.
Use history
Body and artifacts probably placed on or just above the courtyard (Nonstructure 513) surface, although a surface was not identified in this area. No evidence of burial pit. Possibly took place after abandonment.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Recorded in provenience data, which are available through the "Field Data: Provenience Data" query in the multisite research database. PD 1634 refers to all but one of the human bones; PD 366 refers primarily to the grave goods, plus one bone. Neither PD
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
Southwest corner of courtyard.
Vertical location
Stratum 1 of Arbitrary Unit 520, not far below modern ground surface.
Construction
Not applicable.
Remodeling/ modification
No
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
Substantial amount of postdepositional disturbance; many bones missing; slight erosional or carnivore damage.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
See Database Map 4120.
Width
No
See Database Map 4120.
Height
No
Not recorded.
Depth
No
Not applicable.
Stratigraphy
Stratum
Interpretation
Inclusions
Disturbance
Color
Texture