Structure 125, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Near south edge of site.

Specific Location

8 m grid southeast of Structure 112.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Use of structure inferred to be consistent with other small kivas of this time period--probably some combination of domestic and ritual uses. Burned corn was found in hearth fill, a partial unfired black-on-white vessel was on the floor, and a few miscellaneous, additional sherds were also on the floor.

Abandonment

Some charcoal pieces were in roof fall, so roof might have experienced a small amount of localized burning when the structure was abandoned. The roof might have been intentionally collapsed or robbed for beams. Human bones on top of the roof fall indicates that this structure was in use until village occupation ended, which occurred as a result of an attack in which many of the villagers were killed.

Postabandonment

Structure filled naturally with colluvial, alluvial and aeolian sediments, and upper wall collapse.

Excavation Details