Structure 812, masonry surface structure

CONSTRUCTION

Method and Sequence

Constructed southwest of, and adjacent to, the great kiva (Structure 800) after the kiva was built. The wall of the great kiva was used as the northeast wall of this room, and the southeast wall of the peripheral room immediately to the northwest was used as the northwest wall of this room. The structure was built as follows: (1) fill had been deposited on top of undisturbed native sediment to create a surface for the construction of the wall of the great kiva; the top of this layer of fill was used as the foundation for the walls, as well as the floor, of Structure 812; (2) the southwest wall of the room was built, possibly in the same construction event as the southwest wall of the peripheral room immediately to the northwest; (3) the southeast wall was constructed; (4) the room was roofed.

Dimensions

 
Actual
Inferred
Comments
Length
See Database Map 4293.
Width
See Database Map 4293.
Height
195
Distance from floor to top of southeast wall.
Depth
 

Method of Roof Support

No evidence.

Roof Description

The roofing timbers could have rested on tops of walls or in sockets in the walls.