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Nonstructure 2501, 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 Southwest of the roomblock in Architectural Block 2500.
Selection Criteria To sample midden in this architectural block.
Use This area was used for the deposition of refuse, probably by the inhabitants of the nearby roomblock.
Abandonment Abandoned when occupation of this area was discontinued.
Postabandonment Processes Midden recently mixed by looting activity.
Dating of Midden This 30-40 cm of refuse contained late Pueblo II and Pueblo III sherds. Pueblo III White Painted pottery is present in the lowermost, undisturbed portion of this midden, indicating that refuse began to be deposited sometime after A.D. 1100 at the earliest. The presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white indicates that refuse was deposited until sometime after A.D. 1180.
Date Range 5 (A.D. 1180–1260)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 14
Location 1-x-1 meter grid unit 880N 858E. Southwest part of site. Southwest of roomblock in Architectural Block 2500.
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
2500
noncultural
Nonstructure
2501
midden
Nonstructure
2502
extramural surface
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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