Structure 104, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Block 100, north end of site, just west of drainage.

Specific Location

Below Arbitrary Unit 112, in east "wing" of Block 100. North-northeast of, and adjacent to, Structure 102.

Interpretive Type

Storage room.

Structure Use

It is not clear with which kiva this room is associated. The presence of many grinding tools, other stone tools, and several complete and nearly complete pottery vessels suggests that this room was used for storage. However, the presence of a firepit indicates that activities requiring heat or light, or that included some meal preparation, could also have occurred in this room. Access appears to have been through a hatchway in the roof.


The roof was not burned. The presence of so many usable items in this room suggests that this room might have been abandoned when the entire village was abandoned and these bulky, heavy items were thus left behind. The absence of refuse in the fill suggests that this room was abandoned when other structures in this area of Block 100 were abandoned; evidence suggests that the other structures were abandoned as a result of a violent event in which at least some of the residents of these structures were killed and were not formally buried.


No clear evidence of roof collapse material was recorded, although the origins of the lowermost stratum of fill could not be identified in the field. The upper walls collapsed into the room on top of this unidentified stratum.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.