Structure 1005, masonry surface structure


The structure was abandoned sometime after A.D. 1266. This room was probably abandoned before the kiva suite was abandoned; the absence of roof fall in the fill suggests that the roof was dismantled, and the presence of three carelessly deposited bodies in wall fall further suggests that roof dismantling and upper wall collapse occurred while the suite was still occupied.
No tree-ring dates for this structure. However, a timber with a cutting date of A.D. 1266 was recovered from trash below the lowermost courtyard surface (Nonstructure 1000) outside Structure 1005. That layer of trash is thought to predate Structure 1005 stratigraphically, which would indicate that this room was built sometime after 1266. This structure was built after the site enclosing wall, after the unexcavated room adjacent to the southeast, after some refuse was deposited into the courtyard (Nonstructure 1000), and before Structures 1006 and 1007 adjacent to the southwest.
The floor appears to have been reconstructed at least once, and the doorway might have been plugged. No means by which to date these events.
A sizable fire was built (Stratum 1) in wall fall in the southeast corner of the room. An unknown (but probably fairly short) length of time later, the remains of three individuals (Human Remains Occurrences 10, 11, and 12) were carelessly deposited onto the resulting ash concentration. The careless disposition of these bodies suggests that the deaths of these individuals resulted from the warfare event that caused the clearly violent deaths of others in this suite (Human Remains Occurrences 19, 20, and 22) and appears to have ended the occupation of the suite (and perhaps of the village). This event occurred sometime after A.D. 1266.
Date Range
1 (A.D. 1250 – 1280)
Site-Wide Dating