Structure 14-S, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

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

Specific Location

Northeast of Structure 13-S, south of Structure 22-S.

Interpretive Type

Tower.

Structure Use

This structure may be the lower story of a tower based on the curvature of the standing wall and its position relative to a tower on top of the canyon rim. It is constructed in a crevice that extends to the rim. Remnants of a tower (Structure 18-S) rest on the rim, slightly north and east of this structure. Both structures are built over or in the crack and may be part of a multistory tower that extends from the base of the cliff to the rim. If this is the case, this tower could have provided access to and from the two areas. In addition, this structure was either adjacent to or rested on top of a kiva (Structure 13).

Abandonment

No evidence.

Postabandonment

Visible wall 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)