Structure 12-S, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Northeast corner of pueblo. Part of rim complex; located near base of cliff.

Specific Location

Built on ledge underneath overhang; ledge is approximately 2.5 m above modern ground surface.

Interpretive Type

Storage room.

Structure Use

The small size of this structure and its remote location on a ledge suggest it may have been used as a storage room. Access to this structure could have been from a second-story room to the east (Structure 21-S) and a second-story room to the west (Structure 20-S).

Abandonment

No evidence.

Postabandonment

Visible walls have partly 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)