Structure 1106, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Northwestern portion of site.

Specific Location

Southwestern portion of Block 1100; below Backhoe Trench 1104.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 1106 is similar to other subterranean kivas occupied during the Pueblo III period and was probably used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. The presence of a bowl sherd and two jar sherds on the floor surface, bench surface, and in the hearth indicates domestic activities. The hearth (Structure 1106 Feature 3) also indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation.

Abandonment

Structure 1106 was likely abandoned in the late Pueblo III period. The structure was intentionally burned prior to abandonment. Natural fill accumulated in the depression of Structure 1106 after the burned roof had collapsed directly on to the structure floor.

Postabandonment

Natural fill accumulated above the roof sediments of Structure 1106. Plowing activities disturbed the upper deposits.

Excavation Details