Structure 18-S, masonry surface structure
About this Structure
Northeast corner of pueblo. Part of rim complex; rests on top of cliff.
Spans crack in cliff; southeast of Structures 16-S and 17-S.
This is interpreted as a tower because it appears to be round and is located in a highly visible area. It is unclear how tall this tower once stood. Placement of tower over a crack provided access between the buildings on top of the cliff and the buildings at the base of the cliff. If this tower was built at the same time as the D-shaped building, they may have been a integrated architectural unit.
Most of the building has collapsed.
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.
|Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)