Structure 119, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

South face of butte.

Specific Location

Grid west of Structure 122.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

The presence of a well-constructed and heavily-used hearth indicates domestic use, as do the numerous partial corrugated vessels represented, as well as the manos and subfloor metate (Feature 2). Inhabitants of this structure had access to Structure 121 (storage room). Proximity suggests association also with other rooms in this roomblock and with the square kiva (Structure 103).

Abandonment

A few usable items and some debris were left on the floor at structure abandonment, but many items were probably also removed at structure abandonment, or scavenged after occupation of the village ended. The room is thought to have been abandoned when the occupation of the village ended as a result of an attack in which many of the villagers were killed.

Postabandonment

Roof and upper walls collapsed naturally, filling the room.

Excavation Details