Structure 28-S, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Northeast corner of site. Part of rim complex; rests on canyon rim.

Specific Location

North of Structure 6-S (a kiva) and east of Structure 29-S (a possible room).

Interpretive Type


Structure Use

Since this structure was not excavated, data are limited; based on surface remains, this is a large circular or D-shaped structure; based on the amount of rubble, this appears to be a tall building and may have been a tower; this structure may be part of an architectural unit that also includes a kiva (Structure 6-S) and a possible room (Structure 29-S); the only secondary refuse deposits from the rim complex are from the area immediately east of this structure (Nonstructures 2.4-N); if these midden deposits originated from this architectural unit, these buildings may have been used for residential purposes; the presence of a residence within the rim complex would be significant because the rim complex has been hypothesized as a public, nonresidential area.


No evidence.


Structure 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)