Structure 113, subterranean kiva

STRUCTURE DATING

Abandonment
Structure 113 was abandoned in the Early Pueblo III period. This inference is based on the presence of Mesa Verde Black-on-white sherds on the floor and bench surfaces.
Construction
There are no tree-ring dates for Structure 113 because the primary beams were recycled at abandonment. Structure 113 was most likely constructed in the Early Pueblo III period. This inference is based on architectural characteristics and the construction sequence of Architectural Block 100. The surface rooms surrounding Structure 113 were abutted to the original core of the great house constructed in the early A.D. 1100s. It seems likely that Structure 113 and the surface rooms to the north were abutted to the great house core around A.D. 1140.
Remodeling
A second adobe floor surface (Surface 1) was constructed above the original floor surface (Surface 2). A second hearth (Feature 1) collar was constructed over the original hearth collar when Surface 1 was constructed.
Reuse
None evident.
Date Range
7 (A.D. 1140 – 1225)
Site-Wide Dating