Nonstructure 8.4-N, midden
About this Nonstructure
East of main drainage. On a slope, south of a ledge, where a kiva (Structure 4) and other structures are located.
1-x-1m 393N 544E (EU 75). Nonstructure 8.3-N rests on this deposit.
Part of Nonstructure 8-N testing; see Nonstructure 8-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.
Secondary refuse that probably originated from the Structure 4 kiva unit, however, this deposit may predate the use of the kiva because this deposit rests below a retaining wall that is probably associated with Structure 4.
Covered by slopewash, eolian and alluvial deposits.
Dating of Midden
Based on pottery data, this refuse was deposited between A.D. 900 and 1300. Based on stratigraphic position, this refuse predates an extramural surface (Nonstructure 8.3-N).
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 east talus slope
|East side (east talus slope)
|Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
1-x-1 meter grid unit 393N 544E.
East of main drainage; adjacent to and south of a kiva retaining wall that is associated with Structure 4.
Northeast corner of Nonstructure 8; northernmost unit in Nonstructure 8.
Random. Second unit to be selected by random means for testing Nonstructure 8.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit