Structure 234, subterranean kiva

EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR THIS STUDY UNIT

Selection Criteria
1-x-1 meter grid unit 63N 178E. Southeast edge of site. 10 m grid south of Structure 112.
Excavation Strategy
Random. Outer Periphery sampling stratum (SS 6).
Excavation Ended at
Natural strata.
Horizontal Unit(s)
Segment 1 (Excavation Unit 257)
Segment 2 (Excavation Unit 258)
Segment 3 (Excavation Unit 312)
Segment 4 (Excavation Unit 728)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit

257

Location

Segment 1 N E.
Central portion of site.
West-central portion of Block 200; below Backhoe Trench 227.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Excavated below Backhoe Trench 227 to sample Structure 234.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Structure floor.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Structure
234
subterranean kiva

Excavation Unit

258

Location

Segment 2 N E.
Central portion of site.
West-central portion of Block 200; below Backhoe Trench 227.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Excavated below Backhoe Trench 227 to sample Structure 234.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.

Unit Ends at

Structure floor.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Structure
234
subterranean kiva

Excavation Unit

312

Location

Segment 3 N E.
Central portion of site.
West-central portion of Block 200; eastern portion of Backhoe Trench 227.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Backhoe Trench 227 exposed Structure 234 Feature 8 (pilaster) in the eastern portion of the trench. Structure 234 Segment 3 was assigned to document the pilaster. Segment 3 was not excavated below Backhoe Trench 227 limit of excavation.

Excavation Strategy

Full cut.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Fill continued in Structure 234.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Structure
234
subterranean kiva

Excavation Unit

728

Location

Segment 4 N E.
Central portion of site.
West-central portion of Block 200; western portion of Backhoe Trench 227.

Selection Criteria

Judgmental. Backhoe Trench 227 exposed Structure 234 Feature 9 (pilaster) and Feature 10 (bench). Therefore, Structure 234 Segment 4 was assigned to document the features associated with the structure, not the backhoe trench. Segment 4 was not excavated below Backhoe

Excavation Strategy

Full cut.

Unit Ends at

Fill continued. Fill continued in Structure 234.

Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
Structure
234
subterranean kiva