Nonstructure 123, midden
About this Nonstructure
West-central portion of site.
Along north wall of the original great house core; west-central portion of Architectural Block 100; below Arbitrary 122 deposits; 501.8N 487.2E.
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.
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.
19 (A.D. 10601180)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
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.
Judgmental. 1-x-2-m unit placed to expose masonry on north wall of great house.
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