Structure 212, masonry surface structure

Features


Other (Feature 1) Top of page
General description
Five stones stacked in an offset fashion suggestive of a stairway.
Use history
Built with Structure 212 and interpreted to have served as an external stairway to an inferred upper story. Staggered offset column indicates that the first step up would be with the right foot. Use may have been terminated by the construction of Structur
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Exposed, not excavated. Feature not mapped in field. Database Map 4076 was created from Database Photos 3281 and 3286.
Portion excavated
All exposed, none excavated.
Horizontal location
Exterior of tower wall in southwest quadrant.
Vertical location
Top of first (lowest) protruding stone is 71 cm above the floor (Surface 1) of Room 206.
Construction
Selected stones were set so that they protruded from the masonry of the wall. Stones are horizontally offset from each other; tops of stones are flat.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
No
Preservation
Degree of preservation
Existing stones in good shape; unknown if there were additional stones.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
54
No
58
Maximum spread of remaining steps (taken from photographs).
Width
16
No
Maximum protrusion of remaining steps (taken from photographs).
Height
208
No
Structure 206 surface to top of upper step (taken from photographs).
Depth
No
Not applicable.
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Doorway (Feature 2) Top of page
General description
Raised-sill doorway associated with tower. Truncated by construction of Structure 208 (kiva); the portion that remained was intentionally filled with sediment.
Use history
Originally provided access into the tower. Later it was truncated by the construction of the kiva (Structure 208); the portion that remained was intentionally filled with construction sediment.
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Excavated as part of general structure excavation before it was recognized as a separate feature. Therefore, PD 1661 refers only to the presence of the doorway, not to fill or contents. Field feature form filled out approximately nine years after excavati
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
South wall of tower.
Vertical location
Sill is 50 cm above bedrock floor (Surface 1)/wall base.
Construction
Not recorded.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Preservation
Poor.
Degree of preservation
Only a small remnant on the east side of the doorway remains.
Shape in plan view
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  unknown.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
Not applicable.
Width
No
See Database Maps 4069 and 4075.
Height
No
Not recorded.
Depth
No
See Database Maps 4069 and 4075.
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Bedrock feature (Feature 3) Top of page
General description
Two distinct clusters of pecked marks--one roughly circular, the other an upside-down T-shape--in the bedrock surface of Structure 212, the tower underlying the kiva, Structure 208. The circular cluster consists of approximately 24 marks; the T-shaped clu
Use history
Feature was pecked into the bedrock surface that has been designated the floor of the tower (Structure 212). It was later covered by construction fill used to produce the kiva (Structure 208) floor. Could be associated with Structure 208, 212, or both. Fu
Associated features
None.
Excavation procedure
Feature was exposed and the fill was removed before it was recognized as a feature. Therefore, PD 955 refers to the pecked marks themselves, not to fill or materials.
Portion excavated
All.
Horizontal location
Northwest quarter of structure.
Vertical location
Floor (Surface 1).
Construction
Pecked into bedrock surface.
Remodeling/ modification
Not Recorded
Thermal alteration
Not Recorded
Sooting
Not Recorded
Sealed
Yes. Covered over by kiva floor-construction materials.
Preservation
Excellent.
Degree of preservation
Shape in plan view
Actual:  irregular.
Inferred: 
Shape in cross section
Actual:  other.
Inferred: 
Shape comments
Plan view: the western cluster is roughly circular; the eastern cluster is an upside-down T.
Dimensions
 
Actual
Complete?
Inferred
Comments
Length
No
See Database Map 4075.
Width
No
See Database Map 4075.
Height
No
Not applicable.
Depth
No
Not recorded.
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