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Nonstructure 705, 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 700.
Selection Criteria Surface was encountered during excavations to expose a segment of the outside face of the north wall of the roomblock.
Use Outdoor use surface associated with construction and occupation of the roomblock in Architectural Block 700
Abandonment Abandoned as a surface when refuse was deposited on it
Postabandonment Processes Wall fall, aeolian, and alluvial sediments accumulated above the refuse
Dating of Construction Pecked-block masonry style of the structure that rests on this surface (Structure 706) suggests use during the Pueblo III period (A.D. 1150-1300).
Dating of Remodeling
Dating of Abandonment No sherds were associated with this surface or below this surface (the surface is undisturbed native sediment). However, the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery in the stratum just above this surface leads to the inference that the surface was not abandoned much before A.D. 1180, and might have been abandoned any time after that.
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 76
Location 2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 1165N 1012E. Central part of site. Along the north wall of roomblock in Architectural Block 700.
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
700
noncultural
Nonstructure
705
extramural surface
Structure
706
masonry structure, type unknown
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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