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Nonstructure 2001, extramural surface

No Construction Data

No Artifact Data

No Tree-Ring Dates

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ABOUT THIS NONSTRUCTURE
General Location Southwest part of the site.
Specific Location Associated with berm at the west edge of a large depression (possible reservoir).
Selection Criteria To determine if this linear mound (berm) was constructed or natural.
Use This was the natural ground surface at the time the berm at the west edge of the reservoir (Feature 1, wall:other) was constructed.
Abandonment Surface was abandoned when occupation of this area of the village ended.
Postabandonment Processes Surface was covered with alluvial/aeolian sediments.
Dating of Construction This surface was not constructed, it was the top of a naturally deposited stratum. Surface cannot be dated directly--no pottery was found associated with it.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery above the surface indicates that use of the surface probably ended sometime after A.D. 1180.
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
Date range 4 (A.D. 1150–1300)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 63
Location 1-x-2 meter grid unit 973N 888E. Southwest part of site. Cross sections possible berm at the west edge of the possible reservoir.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To determine if this linear mound (berm) was natural or constructed.
Excavation Strategy Natural strata.
Unit Ends at Undisturbed native sediment.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit
Study Unit Type Study Unit Number Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
2000
noncultural
Nonstructure
2001
extramural surface
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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