Structure 1203, aboveground kiva

About this Structure

General Location

In the great tower complex.

Specific Location

Adjacent to, and southeast of the great tower bi-wall structure.

Interpretive Type

Structure Use

Use could not be determined because testing was halted. However, a kiva-like use can be tentatively inferred on the basis of the type of architecture that was exposed. Also, possible mutual access and therefore some type of association between this kiva and the unnumbered bi-wall room adjacent to the northwest is possible, because there may be a tunnel or passageway between these two structures.


Prior excavation destroyed evidence of abandonment events.


Excavated and backfilled in 1931 by Western State College field school.

Excavation Details