||South part of the site.
||South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 200.
||To sample possible midden area in Architectural Block 200.
||Area used for the deposition of refuse, probably by the inhabitants of Architectural Block 200.
||Midden was probably abandoned when occupation of this area of the village ended.
||Uppermost portion of the midden was mixed by recent looting activities.
|Dating of Midden
||This midden contains both late Pueblo II sherds and Pueblo III sherds. The presence of Pueblo III White Painted sherds in the lowermost stratum indicates that people began depositing refuse in this area sometime after A.D. 1100. The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds in the stratum just above the lowermost stratum indicates that this layer of refuse (and all of the refuse above it) was deposited sometime after A.D. 1180.
||3 (A.D. 11001300)