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Nonstructure 404, 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 Central part of the site.
Specific Location Below the roomblock-associated occupation stratum in Architectural Block 400 (in 2 x 1 m unit 1029N 1003E) (EU 72).
Selection Criteria Midden was encountered during excavations to expose the outside face of the north wall of the roomblock.
Use This area was used for the deposition of refuse, probably by the residents of a nearby roomblock--but not the roomblock in Architectural Block 400, which postdates this deposit.
Abandonment Abandoned prior to the construction of the roomblock Architectural Block 400.
Postabandonment Processes Covered by construction fill and the construction of Architectural Block 400.
Dating of Midden This 60-cm-thick midden contains both late Pueblo II and Pueblo III pottery. However, the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery in the lowermost stratum of refuse indicates that this refuse in this midden was deposited sometime after A.D. 1180.
Date Range 4 (A.D. 1150–1300)
EXCAVATION DETAILS FOR EXCAVATION UNITS
In order by excavation unit number.
Excavation Unit 72
Location 2-x-1 meter grid unit, long axis oriented north-south 1029N 1003E. Central part of site. Just north of roomblock in Architectural Block 400.
Selection Criteria Judgmental. To expose roomblock masonry wall and determine presence of earlier occupations beneath 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
400
noncultural
Nonstructure
403
extramural surface
Nonstructure
404
midden
Structure
405
masonry structure, type unknown
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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