Nonstructure 1.14-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
Lower fill of Segment 6 (EU 37); below Nonstructures 1.11-N, 1.12-N, and 1.13-N and above Nonstructure 1.15-N.
Part of Nonstructure 1-N testing; see Nonstructure 1-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Thin midden deposit that may have originated from the structures immediately north of this study unit; interpretation based on close proximity of the structures to this study unit.
Top of deposit used as a surface.
Dating of Midden
No tree-ring or pottery data. The top of this deposit was used as a surface (Nonstructure 1.13-N) and the surface dates between A.D. 900 and 1300 as does the cultural deposit (Nonstructure 1.15-N) below this study unit. The stratigraphic position of this stratum relative to these other deposits indicates this refuse was also deposited between A.D. 900 and 1300; also predates a cultural deposit (Nonstructure 1.11-N) and an extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.12-N).
4 (A.D. 9001280)
Groups to Which This Study Unit was Assigned
See The Archaeology of Woods Canyon Pueblo (specifically the chapters on architecture, chronology, and artifacts) for more information on study unit groupings at Woods Canyon Pueblo.
|Area of canyon bottom
|Lower west side (canyon bottom)
|Early Pueblo III (A.D. 1140-1225)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
Segment 6 N E.
(1 x 1 m)
Lower west side.
Northwest corner of Nonstructure 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1, was a plaza or great kiva; placed adjacent to and south of a stone alignment that forms the north boundary of Nonstructure 1.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Unclear if last stratum excavated is sterile soil or fill.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit