Structure 1307, earth-walled pit structure

About this Structure

General Location

East-central portion of site.

Specific Location

East-central edge of Block 1300.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 1307 is similar to other pit structures occupied during the Pueblo II period and was probably used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. The presence of multiple sherds, both jars and bowls, a metate fragment, and a bone bead indicates a domestic use of the structure. The presence of a hearth (Feature 1) also indicates a domestic use of Structure 1307 and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation.

Abandonment

Structure 1307 was abandoned in the late Pueblo II period. Late White Unpainted sherds, late White Painted sherds, a Pueblo III White Painted sherd, and one Mancos Black-on-white sherd were found in contact with Surface 1. Secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1321) was deposited above the collapsed roof fall of Structure 1307 and dates to the late Pueblo II period. Some of the roof beams were removed prior to abandonment.

Postabandonment

After the roof collapsed on to the floor, secondary refuse (Nonstructure 1321) was deposited into the depression left by Structure 1307.

Excavation Details