Structure 110, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

West-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Northwestern portion of Architectural Block 100; 490.8N 482E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 110 is similar to other kivas occupied during the Late Pueblo II and Early Pueblo III periods and was most likely used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. A mug was left on the bench surface at abandonment. The presence of the mug indicates a domestic use of the structure. The presence of a hearth (Feature 2) further indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation.

Abandonment

Structure 110 was intentionally burned at abandonment. The burned wood and sediments collapsed directly on the floor surface.

Postabandonment

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

Excavation Details