Structure 1209, aboveground kiva

About this Structure

General Location

In the great tower complex.

Specific Location

23 m east-northeast of the great tower bi-wall structure.

Interpretive Type

Structure Use

Few data on which to base an interpretation of use, other than the kiva architectural style. This style suggests probable ritual use, but does not preclude domestic use. The smaller-than-usual extrapolated diameter of this structure suggests that it may have been inhabited or used by a smaller-than-usual group of people.


Prior excavation destroyed evidence of abandonment events.


Structure was excavated and backfilled during a Western State College field school excavation in 1931.

Excavation Details