Nonstructure 1.17-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom.
East of Structure 1, a tested kiva, and west of Structure 9, another tested kiva. Upper fill of Segment 8 (EU 39); below Nonstructure 1.16-N and above Nonstructures 1.18-N and 1.19-N.
Part of Nonstructure 1-N testing; see Nonstructure 1-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Thin refuse deposit from a kiva (Structure 1) and its associated roomblock west of this study unit, and/or another kiva (Structure 9) to the east; this interpretation is based on the close proximity of the structures to this study unit.
A surface was constructed on top of this deposit.
Dating of Midden
Pottery recovered from this refuse dates between A.D. 900 and 1300. The stratigraphic position of this deposit suggests that this refuse accumulated before a surface (Nonstructure 1.16-N, Surface 1) and wall (Feature10) were constructed, but after another refuse deposit was discarded (Nonstructure 1.18-N), and an extramural surface (Nonstructure 1.19-N) was used.
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 8 N E.
(1 x 1 m)
Lower west side.
Southwest corner of Nst 1.
Judgmental. Selected to identify if open, flat area, known as Nonstructure 1 was a plaza or a great kiva; placed up against a stone alignment that forms south boundary of Nst 1; unit is also situated on the east edge of a low rubble mound that extends further to the
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit