Structure 9-S, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Lower west side.

Specific Location

East of Structure 1; underlies Nonstructure 1.

Interpretive Type

Not assigned.

Structure Use

Unknown; exposure is too limited; no floor artifacts or floor features exposed; an incomplete awl found in roof fall.


Roof and part of the bench face appear to have been dismantled as there were no beams in roof fall and only a few stones lining the bench.


Pitstructure filled with and was covered by natural deposits that accumulated during and after occupation.

Excavation Details

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 1 Area of canyon bottom
section LW Lower west side (canyon bottom)
subperiod 8 Early Pueblo III (A.D. 1140-1225)