Structure 1037, subterranean room

CONSTRUCTION

Method and Sequence

(1) A large, round pit was excavated from the prehistoric ground surface into undisturbed native sediment; (2) a horizontal tunnel was excavated from the northwestern portion of the pit to a structure (possibly a kiva, inferred from electrical resistivity survey) and the tunnel opening was lined with coursed masonry; (3) the earthen walls and masonry tunnel opening were plastered; (4) a prepared adobe floor was constructed; (5) a roof was constructed.

Dimensions

 
Actual
Inferred
Comments
Length
200
Measured north-south; Map 283.
Width
200
Measured east-west; Map 283.
Height
Depth
128
 

Method of Roof Support

no evidence

Roof Description

Structure 1037 was not constructed with a bench or pilasters. A clear, unburned roof stratum was present directly above the floor surface. There is no direct evidence of how the structure was roofed, but it probably rested on top of walls or on the prehistoric ground surface.