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Nonstructure 102, midden

No Construction Data

No Feature Data

No Tree-Ring Dates

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ABOUT THIS NONSTRUCTURE No Data about Surfaces
No Masonry Data
General Location South part of the site.
Specific Location South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 100.
Selection Criteria To sample midden in this architectural block.
Use Some strata in this midden appear to be continuous with Nonstructure 103 (midden). Area was used heavily for the deposition of refuse. Most refuse was probably deposited by the residents of the roomblock in this architectural block, but some artifacts could predate this block.
Abandonment
Postabandonment Processes Upper strata mixed by recent looting activity.
Dating of Midden Midden contains sherds from pottery that was produced in both the late Pueblo II and the Pueblo III periods. However, Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds were found in an undisturbed stratum that rested within 15 cm above undisturbed native sediment, which indicates that most of the cultural material in this midden was deposited after A.D. 1180. Also, there is no "clean" sediment anywhere in the stratigraphic sequence of this excavation pit, so no occupational hiatus is indicated.
Date Range 3 (A.D. 1100–1300)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 18
Location 1-x-1 meter grid unit 903N 964E. South part of the site. South of roomblock in Architectural Block 100.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To sample possible midden area associated with 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
100
noncultural
Nonstructure
102
midden
Nonstructure
104
extramural surface
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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