Structure 140, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

West-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Northwest portion of Architectural Block 100; northwest of Structure 112; 500.7N 485.2E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 140 is a masonry surface room that most likely functioned as a living room. The structure was constructed with a niche in the south interior wall, suggesting a domestic use of the structure.

Abandonment

Structure 140 fell out of use during the Early Pueblo III period. The primary beams were removed from the roof and the remaining construction sediments and secondary beams were collapsed directly on to the structure floor.

Postabandonment

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

Excavation Details