Structure 145, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

West-central portion of Architectural Block 100; east of Structure 144; 493.1N 492.6E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 144 most likely functioned as a living room during the Early Pueblo III period. The presence of a hearth (Features 1) indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation. One McElmo Black-on-white sherd was on the floor surface (Surface 1) also suggests a domestic use of the structure.

Abandonment

Structure 145 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. One McElmo Black-on-white bowl sherd was on the floor (Surface 1).

Postabandonment

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

Excavation Details