Nonstructure 133, midden
About this Nonstructure
West-central portion of site.
West-central portion of Architectural Block 100; below Arbitrary Unit 124; 502.1N 489.5E.
1-x-2-m unit judgmentally placed to expose masonry on the north wall of the great house.
Nonstructure 133 was most likely deposited in the Early Pueblo III period. This inference is based on pottery found within the fill which was 4:5:1 Mancos Black-on-white to McElmo Black-on-white to Mesa Verde Black-on-white. The north exterior wall of the great house was constructed on an extramural surface (Nonstructure 9020) directly above Nonstructure 133 deposits. The great house was most likely constructed at approximately A.D. 1100. It is unclear if Nonstructure 133 refuse was deposited intentionally for the construction of the north exterior wall of the great house or if the refuse accumulated south of residential architecture.
Nonstructure 133 was no longer deposited in the Early Pueblo III period, when Nonstructure 9020, an extramural surface, was used.
Nonstructure 9020 was constructed on Nonstructure 133.
Dating of Midden
Nonstructure 133 refuse was deposited in the Early Pueblo III period.
7 (A.D. 11401225)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.
1-x-2 meter grid unit 502.1N 489.5E.
West-central portion of the site.
West-central portion of Architectural Block 100; east of Arbitrary Unit 122.
Judgmental. 1-x-2-m unit judgmentally placed to expose masonry on the north wall of the great house.
Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels. Excavated in 10 cm levels. Encountered secondary refuse deposits (Nonstructure 133) at approximately 97.99 m.
Unit Ends at
Undisturbed native sediment. Surface 2.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit