Structure 160, earth-walled pit structure

About this Structure

General Location

West-central portion of site.

Specific Location

Central portion of Architectural Block 100; below Structure 148, Nonstructure 164, Nonstructure 198, Nonstructure 167, and Structure 166; 493.7N 503.2E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 160/9005 is similar to other kivas occupied during the Late Pueblo II period and was most likely used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities.


Structure 160/9005 fell out of use during the Late Pueblo II period. It appears that the primary beams were removed from the roof and the remaining construction sediments and secondary beams were intentionally collapsed.


Natural sediments and cultural fill washed into the depression from areas of higher elevation during the Pueblo II period. The great house core was constructed above this structure shortly after its abandonment.

Excavation Details