Structure 143, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

West-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Northwestern portion of Architectural Block 100; east of Structure 112; 497.7N 499.1E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 143 most likely functioned as a living room. A possible hearth was noted in the southwestern portion of the excavation unit, but was not assigned a feature number because the hearth could not be positively identified after the Structure 143 collapsed into the lower story, Structure 153.

Abandonment

Structure 143 fell out of use in the Late Pueblo III period. Remnants of vigas were insitu within sockets in the west masonry wall. The roof of Structure 143 did not appear to be recycled, but the majority of wood was too deteriorated to collect.

Postabandonment

Structure 143 collapsed into the first story room, Structure 153. Natural wind and water sediments and architectural rubble filled in Structure 143.

Excavation Details