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Nonstructure 1216, extramural surface

No Construction Data

No Artifact Data

No Tree-Ring Dates

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ABOUT THIS NONSTRUCTURE
General Location In the great tower complex
Specific Location 6 m southwest of the great tower bi-wall structure.
Selection Criteria This surface was encountered during testing to further define an extramural wall along the west edge of the great tower complex.
Use Outdoor use surface associated with the construction of a wall that formed the western boundary of an outdoor use area at the west end of this architectural block. This surface might thus have been used as a surface for work activities, or for social or religious gatherings.
Abandonment Surface abandoned as a use surface when refuse accumulated on it.
Postabandonment Processes Sediment was deposited naturally above the refuse, and the uppermost portion of Feature 1 (wall:other) collapsed.
Dating of Construction Surface was not constructed. A wall that was built on this use surface (Feature 1--Wall: other) is double-coursed-with-core, a masonry style that suggests construction during the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150-1300). Pueblo III white painted sherds were associated with a surface beneath this surface (Nonstructure 1217), indicating that Nonstructure 1216 was used after A.D. 1100.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment Abandoned as a use surface when refuse accumulated on top of it.
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
Date range 5 (A.D. 1180–1260)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 93
Location Segment 8 (2 x 2 m unit.). At the west edge of the great tower complex. 6 m southwest of the great tower bi-wall structure.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To further define an extramural wall along the west end of the great tower complex.
Excavation Strategy Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels.
Unit Ends at Bedrock.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit
Study Unit Type Study Unit Number Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
1200
noncultural
Nonstructure
1216
extramural surface
Nonstructure
1217
extramural surface
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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