Nonstructure 7.3-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
Upper west side> On a slope, immediately west of main drainage. Below a ledge where a cluster of buildings that includes Structure 8 (a tested kiva) are located.
Lower fill of Segment 2 (EU 44). Rests below Nonstructure 7.1-N and above Nonstructure 7.4-N.
Part of Nonstructure 7-N testing; see Nonstructure 7-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Thin ash deposit interpreted as secondary refuse; believed to be from the structures on a ledge to the north.
Covered with postoccupational wall fall and naturally redeposited secondary refuse.
Dating of Midden
Based on pottery data, this refuse was deposited in Pueblo III times. Based on stratigraphic position, this deposit postdates another refuse deposit (Nonstructure 7.4-N).
2 (A.D. 11401280)
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 upper west side
|Upper west side
|Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
Segment 2 N E.
Adjacent to and west of main drainage; south of Structure 8, a kiva; north of a cliff edge.
East of original boundaries of Nonstructure 7; almost directly below the bench on which Structure 8 and associated structures were built.
Judgmental. Selected in hopes of increasing the sample of artifacts from secondary refuse contexts in Nonstructure 7; specific location selected because unit is almost directly below the bench on which Structure 8 and associated structures were built.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit