Structure 803, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Northwest portion of site.

Specific Location

Northeast portion of Architectural Block 800; in 2-x-2-m unit 572N 516E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 803 is similar to other kivas occupied during the Early Pueblo III period and was most likely used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. 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.

Abandonment

The primary beams were recycled from the roof of Structure 803. The remaining roof elements were collapsed on to the structure floor in the Early Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment

Natural wind and water sediments accumulated over Nonstructure 804 refuse deposits.

Excavation Details