Nonstructure 123, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

West-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Along north wall of the original great house core; west-central portion of Architectural Block 100; below Arbitrary 122 deposits; 501.8N 487.2E.

Selection Criteria

1-x-2-m unit placed to expose masonry on the north wall of the great house.


Nonstructure 123 refuse deposits were intentionally deposited in a uniform thickness in preparation for the construction of the north wall of the great house.


Refuse was no longer added to Nonstructure 123 deposits after the early A.D. 1100s.

Postabandonment Process

The north wall of the great house was constructed above these deposits in the early A.D. 1100s.

Dating of Midden

Nonstructure 123 refuse is most likely a construction deposit associated with the construction of the great house. Pottery from the refuse indicates that it was deposited in the early A.D. 1100s.

Date Range

19 (A.D. 1060–1180)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-2 meter grid unit 501.8N 487.2E.
West-central portion of the site.
Architectural Block 100; North wall of western portion of great house.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. 1-x-2-m unit placed to expose masonry on north wall of great house.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels. Excavated in 10 cm levels. Secondary refuse deposits (Nonstructure 123) were encountered at approximately 98.09 m.

Unit Ends at

Undisturbed native sediment.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
cultural deposit, type unknown
extramural surface