Nonstructure 403, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Northwest portion of the site.

Specific Location

Nonstructure 403 is about 55m northwest of Structure 102.

Selection Criteria

1-x-1-m units were used to investigate a midden deposit.


Nonstructure 403 is a mixture of midden, redeposited native sediment, and construction material.


Not Applicable

Postabandonment Process

Arbitrary 401 was deposited over Nonstructure 403 through natural processes (wind and water).

Dating of Midden

Basketmaker III (A.D. 600-725).

Date Range

4 (A.D. 600–725)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 1452N 445E.
Northwest quarter of the site.
Located in the northeast quarter of the Nonstructure 401 (Architectural Block 400 midden).

Selection Criteria

Random. To sample Architectural Block 400 midden Nonstructure 401.

Excavation Strategy

Natural strata.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment. Excavations were terminated at approximately 100.59 m. A test window was dug into the northeast corner of the unit to confirm sterility; the bottom of this window was at an elevation of 100.30 m.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
not further specified
Arbitrary Unit