Nonstructure 5.10-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
Lower west side; base of talus slope near canyon bottom. East-southeast of Nonstructure 1-N.
Upper half of 1-x-1-m 329N 510E (EU 8), below Nonstructure 5.9-N.
Part of Nonstructure 5-N testing; see Nonstructure 5-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Thick refuse deposit that could have originated from the kiva units north of this study unit and the nearby towers resting on top of boulders.
Covered initially by a thin eolian deposit and later by a secondary refuse deposit.
Dating of Midden
Based on pottery data, this refuse was discarded in late Pueblo II and Pueblo III times; the most predominant formal white ware types are Mesa Verde Black-on-white and McElmo Black-on-white, followed closely by Mancos Black-on-white. Based on stratigraphic position, this is the earliest refuse deposit in 1-x-1-m 329N 510E and it predates another refuse deposit, Nonstructure 5.9-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.
1-x-1 meter grid unit 329N 510E.
Lower west side.
Northeast corner of Nonstructure 5; near a dense cluster of architecture, including Structure 3.
Random. First unit to be 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