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Nonstructure 1218, 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 8.5 m east-southeast of the great tower.
Selection Criteria This use surface was exposed during the search for refuse deposits south of the roomblock.
Use This bedrock surface was used as the foundation for the construction of the roomblock in this architectural block. In this particular area, one masonry feature (Feature 1, Other) was constructed on this surface, and refuse (Nonstructure 1220) was deposited on it. It was probably also used as an outdoor work area.
Abandonment Use as an outdoor work surface might have ended when residents began to deposit refuse on it.
Postabandonment Processes Not affected by these processes--was buried.
Dating of Construction Surface not constructed, but the association of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds indicates that the surface was used after A.D. 1180.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment Pueblo II and Pueblo III pottery sherds were left on this surface; the high proportion of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds indicates that the surface was used until late in the occupation of the village.
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 91
Location Segment 6 (1 x 2 m unit.). In the great tower complex. 8.5 m east-southeast of the great tower.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To sample midden deposits south of the architectural block.
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
1218
extramural surface
Nonstructure
1220
midden
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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