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Nonstructure 103, 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 Block100.
Selection Criteria To sample midden in this architectural block.
Use This area was used for the deposition of refuse, and is probably continuous with Nonstructure 103 (midden). Most of the refuse was probably deposited by residents of the roomblock in this architectural block, but some artifacts could predate this block.
Abandonment
Postabandonment Processes This refuse was churned by recent looting activity.
Dating of Midden Most of these deposits had been churned by recent looting activity and rodent burrowing. The pottery types found include both late Pueblo II and Pueblo III sherds. Pueblo III White Painted sherds were found near the bottom of the midden in possibly undisturbed sediment. If in situ, this would indicate that the earliest deposits in the midden were made after A.D. 1100. The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds within the midden indicates that refuse was being deposited after AD 1180.
Date Range 3 (A.D. 1100–1300)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 17
Location 1-x-1 meter grid unit 901N 980E. South end 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
103
midden
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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