Nonstructure 1303, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

East-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Southeastern portion of Block 1300; 1-x-1-m unit 543N 642E.

Selection Criteria

Within randomly selected 1-x-1-m unit.


Disposal of secondary refuse by residents from a nearby roomblock during the late Pueblo II through early Pueblo III periods.


This area was no longer used for midden disposal after the early Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment Process

Natural sediments accumulated above Nonstructure 1303. Plowing disturbed the upper portions of the refuse deposits.

Dating of Midden

Secondary refuse was deposited into this area during the late Pueblo II through early Pueblo III periods.

Date Range

17 (A.D. 1060–1225)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 543N 642E.
East-central portion of site.
Southeastern portion of Block 1300.

Selection Criteria

Random. Fourth 1-x-1-m unit randomly selected for excavation in Block 1300.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Sterile exposed in south half of unit; fill continued in north half but excavation was terminated due to the end of the field project.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit