Nonstructure 1214, midden

About this Nonstructure

No Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Block 1200, southeast quadrant of site, on cliff edge.

Specific Location

Nonstructure 1214 consists of trash that was dumped into abandoned Structures 1204 and 1212. It is located below Arbitrary Unit 1216 and above Structures 1204 and 1212, which in turn are located above Structure 1215.

Selection Criteria


This midden contained a very large quantity and variety of artifacts that one would expect to find in domestic refuse. In addition, a human interment (Human Remains Occurrence 5) was contained in the upper layer of deposits. It is not clear whether the refuse and body were deposited by the residents of Kiva Suite 1206 or the unexcavated kiva suite adjacent to the north, or other persons.


Probably abandoned when either Kiva Suite 1206 or the unexcavated kiva suite adjacent to the north were abandoned.

Postabandonment Process

After the final cultural deposit was made in the midden, the walls of the surrounding structures continued to collapse, and also additional sediment was deposited naturally.

Dating of Midden

This midden is contained within Structures 1204 and 1212, and was deposited sometime after A.D. 1265.

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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