Structure 1207, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Block 1200, southeast quadrant of site, on cliff edge.

Specific Location

Structure 1207 is the middle room in the row of surface rooms that borders the kiva (Structure 1206) on its south side. Structure 1207 is east of Structure 1201 and west of Structure 1208.

Interpretive Type

Storage room.

Structure Use

Few data on which to base an interpretation of use. This is a large room with a floor that is partly prepared, partly bedrock. There is a wall niche in the southwest corner. There are no doorways--access must have been through a hatchway. A small, post-occupational stratum of refuse was located in the southwest corner of the room, suggesting that as the probable location for a roof hatchway. A one-hand mano, a two-hand mano, a peckingstone, and some miscellaneous sherds were found on or near the floor. The tools might have been used or stored in this room. The absence of a hearth and a doorway suggests that this room was used primarily for storage.

Abandonment

Because so few objects were left on the floor, the room appears to have been abandoned in a leisurely manner, possibly while occupation of the kiva suite continued.

Postabandonment

After the room was abandoned, a small amount of ashy refuse was deposited on the floor. Some parts of the roof might have been salvaged; no clear rooffall stratum was defined although two rotted beams were present in the room fill. The upper portions of the walls collapsed, and additional sediment was naturally deposited.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.