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Nonstructure 2401, 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 Southwest part of the site.
Specific Location South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 2400.
Selection Criteria To sample the midden in this architectural block.
Use This area was used for the deposition of a moderate amount of refuse, probably by the occupants of the nearby roomblock.
Abandonment Abandoned when occupation of this area ended.
Postabandonment Processes Midden covered by natural deposits (aeolian/alluvial).
Dating of Midden This 50-cm-thick midden contained both late Pueblo II and Pueblo III sherds. The presence of Pueblo III White Painted and Mesa Verde Corrugated sherds in the lowermost stratum indicates that deposition began sometime after A.D. 1100. The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds in the uppermost stratum indicates that refuse was also deposited after A.D. 1180. No hiatus was noted in the depositional sequence, so it is tentatively inferred that deposition was more or less continuous.
Date Range 3 (A.D. 1100–1300)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 20
Location 1-x-1 meter grid unit 916N 886E. Southwest part of site. South of roomblock in Architectural Block 2400.
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
2400
noncultural
Nonstructure
2401
midden
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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