Structure 122, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

South of butte.

Specific Location

Grid northwest of Structure117 in Roomblock 103.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

The presence of hearths indicates domestic use.The types of floor artifacts found suggest food preparation and consumption (manos, abundant eggshell, corncobs). The presence of balls of tempered clay in an abandoned hearth suggests the stockpiling of clay for pottery making. Structure is probably directly associated with Structure 121 (storage room) to the north against the butte face (however, a doorway between structures 119 and 121 indicates that the inhabitants of Structure 119 also used Structure 121 for storage--so, shared use?). Structure is also associated with the other rooms in this roomblock and with Structure103 (square kiva).

Abandonment

Lack of artifacts suggests leisurely abandonment of the structure, or that goods were salvaged by others after the attack that ended village occupation.

Postabandonment

Natural collapse of roof and upper walls.

Excavation Details