The original excavators of Ashcomb's Quarter (18CV362) assigned numbers to individual features. Excavated contexts belonging to the same depositional basin (e.g. a posthole and postmold) were assigned separate feature numbers such that a postmold was given a feature number and the posthole containing that postmold was given a different feature number. Since DAACS defines features as either excavated contexts that belong to the same depositional basin (e.g. a posthole and postmold or the layers in a single pit) or as single contexts that the excavators recognized as spatially distinct from surrounding contexts, DAACS treated some feature numbers like contexts and combined them into a single feature number. For example, Feature 18 (postmold) and Feature 19 (posthole containing Feature 18) were both assigned to Feature 19, with Feature 18 becoming a context within F19. Feature 66 (postmold) was contained within Feature 37 (posthole) therefore Feature 66 became a context within F37. All Feature Numbers have a F-prefix, which precedes the number (i.e. F01 equals Feature 1).
Feature groups are sets of features whose spatial arrangements indicate they were part of a single structure (e.g. structural postholes, subfloor pits, and hearth) or landscape element (e.g. postholes that comprise a fenceline). Feature Groups assigned by DAACS have a FG-prefix, which precedes the number (i.e. FG01 equals Feature Group 1).
FG01: Structure 1.
FG02: Structure 2.
FG03: Structure 3.
|F12||Tree hole||F12.1, F12.2|
|F13||Midden, shell||F13.NW, F13.SE|
|F16||Pit, trash||F16.S, F16.W.1, F16.W.2, F16.W.3, F16.E|
|F22||Pit, trash||F22.W.1, F22.S, F22.W.2, F22.W.3, F22.W.4, F22.E, F22|
|F43||Pit, unidentified||F43.S, F43.W.1, F43.W.2, F43.E.1|