Structure 21-S, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

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

Specific Location

West of Structure 13-S, directly above Structure 11-S.

Interpretive Type

Not assigned.

Structure Use

Upper-story room that is part of a small group of multistory rooms; room function unknown; a doorway (Feature 1) exists in the east wall and allowed access between this room and a kiva/courtyard (Structure 13-S); when someone exited the room from the doorway, they most likely stepped onto the roof of the kiva; this room may have also provided access to a small structure (Structure 12-S) to the west.


No evidence.


Parts of the walls, including all of the west wall, 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)