Structure 1411, other masonry structure

About this Structure

General Location

Northeast portion of site.

Specific Location

North-central portion of Block 1400; within Structure 1408.

Interpretive Type

Shrine.

Structure Use

Because this structure was dry-laid, contained no prepared surface or features, and was unroofed, the structure use is unknown. Members of the Native American Advisory Team interpreted structures like Structure 1411 as a shrine.

Abandonment

Structure 1411 was abandoned in the late Pueblo III period, immediately prior to regional abandonment. Natural sediment accumulated within and above this structure. Artifacts were most likely washed in from surrounding areas of higher elevation.

Postabandonment

Natural sediment accumulated within and above this structure. Artifacts were most likely washed in from surrounding areas of higher elevation.

Excavation Details