Nonstructure 103, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Block 100, north end of site, just west of drainage.

Specific Location

East "wing" of Block 100; south of Structure 102.

Selection Criteria


Used for the disposal of domestic refuse; midden contains many and varied artifacts, indicating that it is refuse from permanent habitation. The partial remains of a small child (1.5-2 years old) were found in a disturbed portion of this midden.


Abandoned as a result of abandonment of the kiva suite.

Postabandonment Process

Sediment and collapsed wall material was deposited naturally on top of the midden.

Dating of Midden

The lowermost stratum of refuse is below the base of the wall that encloses Structure 102 (kiva), and so was deposited before that wall was built. The other strata of refuse were deposited after Structure 102 was built (after A.D. 1274).

Date Range

1 (A.D. 1250–1280)

Site-Wide Dating

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

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Excavation Details for Excavaton Units

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