Structure 10-S, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Northeast corner of pueblo; part of rim complex located at base of cliff.

Specific Location

South of Structure 15-S and below Structure 20-S.

Interpretive Type

Not assigned.

Structure Use

Small ground-story room that is part of a small group of multistory rooms; function unknown. Small ovoid and circular depressions and linear grooves are located along the cliff face or east wall of this room, and may represent a petroglyph panel. However, the ovoid indentations are located in a crevice just below the room roof and may have been hand and toe holds that were used to climb back and forth between this room and the upper story (Structure 20-S). The grooves could have also been created when producing and/or sharpening tools. Some of the grooves rest directly above an exposed section of the south wall and would have been covered by the wall when it stood taller. It is possible that these grooves were created after this room was abandoned and may be historic inscriptions.


No evidence.


Majority of room has collapsed.

Excavation Details

No excavations took place inside this structure.

Groups to Which This Study Unit was Assigned

See The Archaeology of Woods Canyon Pueblo (specifically the chapters on architecture, chronology, and artifacts) for more information on study unit groupings at Woods Canyon Pueblo.

Type ID Description
area 7 Canyon rim
section R Canyon rim
subperiod 9 Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)