Structure 1007, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Block 1000, northeast quadrant of site.

Specific Location

South of Nonstructure 1000 (courtyard), east of Structure 1006. Below Arbitrary Unit 1014. (The fact that the uppermost PD assigned to Structure 1007 applies to a cultural surface indicates that the upper fill of the room had been removed before the room was designated as its own study unit. It is assumed that this upper fill was excavated as part of Arbitrary Unit 1014.) The strata and surfaces actually assigned to Structure 1007 in fact probably predate the construction of the room. If so, then they are associated, not with the structure, but with the courtyard (Nonstructure 1000). However, it is not possible on the basis of the available documentation to "connect" any of these surfaces or strata with those provenienced with the courtyard. Therefore, in consultation with the lab, it has been decided to retain the current provenience (Structure 1007) simply to better track the artifacts to a well-circumscribed space within Block 1000.

Interpretive Type

Not assigned.

Structure Use

There are no data on which to base an inference of use for this structure. The artifacts from this room were provenienced as Arbitrary Unit 1014 and mixed with artifacts from the courtyard. The firepit (Feature 1) might have been associated with the room; alternatively, it might predate the room and be on a surface of the courtyard. Artifacts that were provenienced with this room were probably actually in deposits that were below, and thus predate, the room. This room might not have been roofed.

Abandonment

No data on which to base an inference of abandonment type.

Postabandonment

No data on which to base a description of postabandonment processes.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.