Structure 104, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

South of butte.

Specific Location

4 m grid west of Structure 103.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Few data; few artifacts were left on floor (mug fragments and a peckingstone). Use of structure inferred to be consistent with other small kivas of this time period--probably some combination of domestic and ritual uses.

Abandonment

Appears to have been similar to most other structures at this site--some small portion of the roof burned, but most roof timbers probably removed--and absence of refuse in fill indicates that structure abandonment occurred when the village occupation ended. Occupation ended as a result of an attack in which many of the villagers were killed.

Postabandonment

Upper walls of structure collapsed naturally, and depression filled by natural processes.

Excavation Details