Structure 1104, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Southeast portion of site.

Specific Location

Northwest portion of Architectural Block 1100; 472.8N 587.3E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 904 is similar to other kivas occupied during the Early Pueblo III period and was most likely used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. The presence of a deflector (Feature 2) suggests a hearth was present and indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation.

Abandonment

Wood was recycled from the roof of Structure 1104 prior to abandonment. Human Remains Occurrence 8 was interred in the roof sediment of Structure 1104 after the structure was collapsed.

Postabandonment

Natural wind and water sediments covered Structure 1104.

Excavation Details