Nonstructure 245, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

Northeast portion of Block 200; within Structure 237.

Selection Criteria

Exposed in Backhoe Trench 236; a 2-x-2-m unit (523N 588.5E) was excavated from modern ground surface to the bottom of Nonstructure 245.


The refuse was discarded into the depression of Structure 237 by residents from a nearby roomblock during the early Pueblo III period.


Refuse was no longer discarded in this area after the early Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment Process

Natural sediments accumulated above the refuse; the upper portions were disturbed by plowing.

Dating of Midden

Secondary refuse was deposited in this area in the early Pueblo III period.

Date Range

7 (A.D. 1140–1225)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



2-x-2 meter grid unit 523N 588.5E.
Central portion of site.
Northeast portion of Block 200; directly south of Backhoe Trench 236.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. 2-x-2-m unit was judgmentally placed south of Backhoe Trench 236 to sample Nonstructure 245 and Structure 237.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Excavation ceased when upper roof sediments of Structure 237 was encountered (PD 1959).

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
earth-walled pit structure