Nonstructure 154, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

East-central portion of Block 100; upper fill within Structure 122.

Selection Criteria

Segment 1 excavated to sample Nonstructure 154 and Structure 122.


Secondary refuse was deposited into the depression of Structure 122 by residents from a nearby roomblock during the late Pueblo II period.


Refuse was no longer discarded in this area after the late Pueblo II period.

Postabandonment Process

Natural sediments accumulated above the refuse. Colorado Mountain College excavated most of these deposits.

Dating of Midden

Secondary refuse was deposited in this area during the late Pueblo II period.

Date Range

6 (A.D. 1060–1140)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



Segment 1 N E.
Central portion of site.
East-central portion of Block 100.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Unit placed to expose intact deposits of Structure 122 revealed in Backhoe Trench 115.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Structure floor.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
subterranean kiva