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Nonstructure 2002, extramural surface

No Construction Data

No Feature Data

No Tree-Ring Dates

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ABOUT THIS NONSTRUCTURE
Masonry Details
General Location Southwest part of the site.
Specific Location In a large natural depression (possible reservoir) east of berm.
Selection Criteria To determine if this natural depression was used as a reservoir during the occupation of the village.
Use Use of this surface is thought to have been associated with water procurement.
Abandonment Surface might have been abandoned as a result of absence of water in the (possible) reservoir.
Postabandonment Processes Cultural materials that had been deposited on the surface were covered by naturally deposited sediments.
Dating of Construction Late Pueblo II and Pueblo III (A.D. 1050-1300) pottery types were found on and just above this surface. The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds in this 15-cm-thick stratum of occupational refuse indicates that this stratum accumulated sometime after A.D. 1180.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment This bedrock surface was covered by refuse sometime after A.D. 1180, either during or after use of the possible reservoir.
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 21
Location 1-x-1 meter grid unit 970N 899E. Southwest part of site. In large natural depression (possible reservoir), east of berm.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To determine if this depression was used as a reservoir during the occupation of the village.
Excavation Strategy Natural strata.
Unit Ends at Bedrock.
Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit
Study Unit Type Study Unit Number Study Unit Description
Arbitrary Unit
2000
noncultural
Nonstructure
2002
extramural surface
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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