Nonstructure 4.3-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom. Immediately south of Nonstructure 1-N and southwest of Structure 1 (a tested kiva).
Upper fill of Segment 1 (EU 51); rests above Nonstructures 4.2-N and 4.4-N.
Part of Nonstructure 4-N testing; see Nonstructure 4-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Refuse discarded from kiva unit to the north, which includes Structure 1, a tested kiva; probably same deposit as Nonstructure 4.5-N.
Dating of Midden
Pottery data indicate refuse was deposited during late Pueblo II and Pueblo III times. The two most predominant formal white ware types are McElmo Black-on-white and Mancos Black-on-white. Small quantities of Mesa Verde Black-on-white and Mesa Verde Corrugated Gray sherds were also present. Based on stratigraphic position, this refuse postdates an extramural surface (Nonstructure 4.4-N) and a cultural deposit (Nonstructure 4.2-N).
3 (A.D. 10001280)
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 1 N E.
(1- x- 1- m)
Lower west side.
North part of Nonstructure 4; roughly 2 m south of the masonry wall that defines the south boundary of the Structure 1 kiva and associated courtyard.
Judgmental. This unit was placed upslope of all the random units in Nonstructure 4 to look for thicker secondary refuse deposits.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit