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Nonstructure 1217, extramural surface

No Construction Data

No Tree-Ring Dates

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ABOUT THIS NONSTRUCTURE
Masonry Details
General Location In the great tower complex.
Specific Location 6 m southwest of the great tower bi-wall structure.
Selection Criteria Surface was encountered during testing to further define an extramural wall along the west edge of the great tower complex.
Use Outdoor use surfaces associated with the occupation of the roomblock. The constructed surface served to level the area, and perhaps to enable the occupants to create pits such as Feature 1 (hearth). This same area was later enclosed by a masonry wall (Nonstructure 1216, Feature 1).
Abandonment This use of this area might have ended when refuse began to accumulate here, or use might have continued relatively unchanged until the entire architectural block was abandoned.
Postabandonment Processes These buried surfaces were unaffected by postabandonment processes.
Dating of Construction This outdoor area was used and modified during the occupation of this architectural block; the presence of Pueblo III White Painted pottery indicates that the area was used after A.D. 1100. Data from the roomblock indicate occupation sometime after A.D. 1200.
Dating of Remodeling The change from use of this area as a use surface to a refuse area cannot be dated.
Dating of Abandonment These surfaces might have been abandoned when refuse began to accumulate on Surface 1, or use of the area might have continued relatively unchanged until the architectural block was abandoned (sometime after A.D. 1260).
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
Date range 6 (A.D. 1225–1300)
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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