Structure 1211, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

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

Specific Location

North end of excavated portion of Block 1200, between Structures 1204 and 1205; below Arbitrary Unit 1216.

Interpretive Type

Storage room.

Structure Use

A pit feature was associated with the floor of this room, and a niche was located in the west wall. The uses of these features are unknown. No artifacts were documented as resting on the floor. Access is inferred to have been through a hatchway, as no doorway was observed in the extant portions of the walls. The tiny size of this room leads to the inference that it was used for storage. However, it appears to be associated with a kiva to the north, and so was probably not part of the 1206 kiva suite.

Abandonment

The absence of floor-associated artifacts suggests that the abandonment of this room was leisurely.

Postabandonment

The room filled with structural collapse and with intentionally deposited construction material.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.