Structure 1505, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Northeastern portion of site.

Specific Location

Central portion of Block 1500; below Backhoe Trench 1503.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 1505 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 several bowl sherds on the floor surface, as well as a peckingstone, indicates a domestic use of the structure. The hearth (Feature 2) also indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation.

Abandonment

Vessels and tools were left on the structure floor. The roof was intentionally burned. The roof collapsed directly on to the floor surface. Natural sediments accumulated above the roof deposits.

Postabandonment

Natural sediments accumulated above the burned roof collapse.

Excavation Details