Structure 18-S, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Northeast corner of pueblo. Part of rim complex; rests on top of cliff.

Specific Location

Spans crack in cliff; southeast of Structures 16-S and 17-S.

Interpretive Type

Tower.

Structure Use

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.

Abandonment

No evidence.

Postabandonment

Most of the building 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)