Structure 107, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

Central portion of Architectural Block 100; 481.8N 509.2E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 107 is similar to other kivas occupied during the Pueblo III period and was most likely used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. The presence of two hearths (Features 1 and 2) indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation.

Abandonment

Structure 107 was intentionally burned at abandonment.

Postabandonment

Natural wind and water sediments accumulated over the collapsed burned roof fall.

Excavation Details