Nonstructure 210, midden
About this Nonstructure
Block 200, west edge of site, west-northwest of plaza.
Northeast of, and adjacent to, Structures 208/212, in "corner" created by Structure 207 and Structures 208/212.
Used for the disposal of refuse; midden contains many and varied artifacts, indicating that it is refuse from permanent habitation.
Abandoned as a midden when habitation of the kiva suite ended.
Walls from adjacent structures collapsed onto the cultural deposits, burying the midden beneath stones and sediment; sediment was also deposited by wind and water.
Dating of Midden
Appears to be associated with the occupation of Kiva Suite 208. Lowermost two strata (Strata 3 and 4) contain artifacts in naturally deposited sediment, and were probably deposited during the occupation of the suite, but not necessarily deposited as secondary refuse. Stratum 2 is midden, and was clearly intentionally deposited as secondary refuse; the ash in this stratum appears to have come from use of the hearth in Structure 208 (kiva), which is the only hearth found in this kiva suite. Structure 204 (surface room) was still used until sometime after A.D. 1267. This midden was probably used until this kiva suite was abandoned, sometime after that year.
1 (A.D. 12501280)
Excavation Details for Excavation Units
In order by excavation unit number.