Structure 904, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

North-central portion of site.

Specific Location

North-central portion of Architectural Block 900; north of Nonstructure 901; 570N 536E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 904 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.


Prior to structure abandonment a circular masonry feature (Feature 1) was constructed between the hearth and deflector. The function of this feature is unknown. The primary beams were recycled from the roof of Structure 904. The remaining roof elements were collapsed on to the structure floor in the Early Pueblo III period.


Natural wind and water sediments accumulated above the roof sediments.

Excavation Details