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Nonstructure 501, midden

No Construction 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 South of the roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
Selection Criteria To sample midden associated with this architectural block.
Use This area was used for the deposition of refuse, probably by the residents of the nearby roomblock.
Abandonment Abandoned when occupation of this area ended.
Postabandonment Processes Upper stratum consists of deposits mixed by recent looting activities.
Dating of Midden This 1.20-m-thick midden contained some Pueblo I pottery and abundant Pueblo II and Pueblo III pottery. However, the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds in the lowermost (and undisturbed) stratum leads to the inference that much or all of this refuse 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 31
Location 1-x-1 meter grid unit 1070N 1001E. Central part of site. South of roomblock in Architectural Block 500.
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
500
noncultural
Nonstructure
501
midden
Stratigraphy
Data and maps showing details of stratigraphy for this excavation unit are available here.
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