Nonstructure 5.1-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom. East-southeast of Nonstructure 1-N.
Upper fill of 1-x-1-m 306N 506E (EU 5); above Nonstructure 5.2-N.
Part of Nonstructure 5-N testing; see Nonstructure 5-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Refuse could have originated from the kiva units north of this study unit, and the nearby towers resting on top of boulders.
Dating of Midden
Based on pottery data, this refuse was deposited in late Pueblo II and Pueblo III times. Based on stratigraphic position, refuse accumulated after another cultural deposit (Nonstructure 5.2-N) accumulated.
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.
1-x-1 meter grid unit 306N 506E.
Lower west side.
Southeast boundary of Nonstructure 5; south of a dense cluster of architecture, including Structure 3.
Random. Fourth unit selected by random means for testing in Nonstructure 5.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit