Structure 123, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

East-central portion of Block 100; constructed within Structure 122.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 123 is similar to other pit structures occupied during the Pueblo III period and was probably used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. The presence of a hearth indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation. There were several Pueblo III sherds on the floor surface, but because this structure was previously excavated, it is possible that these sherds were out of context.

Abandonment

Colorado Mountain College excavated this entire structure in 1977, therefore the abandonment of the structure is unknown. The structure was abandoned in the Pueblo III period.

Postabandonment

Unknown; previously excavated by Colorado Mountain College.

Excavation Details