Structure 213, other masonry structure

About this Structure

General Location

Central portion of site.

Specific Location

East-central portion of Block 200; within the depression created by the collapse of Structure 208.

Interpretive Type

Shrine.

Structure Use

Because this structure is dry-laid, contained no prepared surfaces or features, and was unroofed, the use of the structure is unknown. Members of the Native American Advisory Team interpreted structures like Structure 213 as a shrine.

Abandonment

Structure 213 was abandoned in the late Pueblo III period, immediately prior to regional abandonment. Natural sediments accumulated within and above this structure. Artifacts were most likely washed in from surrounding areas of higher elevation.

Postabandonment

Natural sediments accumulated within and above this structure.

Excavation Details