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Nonstructure 503, extramural surface

No Construction Data

No Feature Data

No Artifact Data

No Tree-Ring Dates

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ABOUT THIS NONSTRUCTURE
Masonry Details
General Location Central part of the site.
Specific Location Just north of the roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
Selection Criteria Surface was encountered during excavations to expose the outside face of the north wall of the roomblock.
Use Outdoor use surface associated with the construction and occupation of the roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
Abandonment Abandoned when occupation of this area ended.
Postabandonment Processes Covered with cultural deposits from roomblock occupation, then wall fall and aeolian/alluvial sediments.
Dating of Construction The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery beneath this surface leads to the inference that this surface was used sometime after A.D. 1180.
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment This surface was abandoned sometime after A.D. 1180; this inference is based on the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery beneath this surface.
Dating of Midden
Dating of Reuse
Date range 2 (A.D. 1100–1225)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 73
Location 2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 1090N 1001E. Central part of site. Along north wall of roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To expose roomblock masonry and determine presence of earlier occupations beneath roomblock.
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
500
noncultural
Nonstructure
503
extramural surface
Nonstructure
505
extramural surface
Nonstructure
506
extramural surface
Structure
507
masonry structure, type unknown
Structure
508
masonry structure, type unknown
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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