Nonstructure 1039, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Northeastern portion of site.

Specific Location

Architectural Block 1000; Structure 1037; 577N 564E.

Selection Criteria

2-x-2-m unit judgmentally placed to test an electrical resistance anomaly identified by the 2001 survey.


Secondary refuse deposited by nearby residents into the depression of Structure 1037 during the Late Pueblo II period.


Pottery data indicates that refuse was not deposited after the Late Pueblo II period.

Postabandonment Process

Natural sediments accumulated above the midden deposits.

Dating of Midden

Secondary refuse was deposited into the depression of Structure 1037 by nearby residents during the Late Pueblo II period.

Date Range

10 (A.D. 1100–1140)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



2-x-2 meter grid unit 577N 564E.
North-central portion of the site.
Architectural Block 1000; approximately 20 m northeast of Structure 903.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. 2-x-2-m unit placed to test an anomaly identified by the electrical resistance survey in 2001.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels. Excavated in 20 cm levels; continued through Nonstructure 1039 deposits.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment. Portions of Surface 1, the structure floor, were preserved in the northwest corner of the structure; excavation ceased at Surface 1 when present. All other areas were excavated to undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
subterranean room