Structure 115, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

Northeastern portion of Architectural Block 100; east of Structure 114; 501.9N 526.1E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 115 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 sherds on the floor surface indicates a domestic use of the structure.

Abandonment

The primary roof beams and some of the bench masonry were recycled at abandonment. It is possible that Structure 115 had a masonry upper lining wall that was also recycled. Structure 115 was abandoned in the Early Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment

Natural wind and water sediments covered Nonstructure 139 deposits.

Excavation Details