Structure 1510, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Block 1500, west-central portion of site, east of plaza.

Specific Location

Just east of center in the row of rooms on the south side of the D-shaped building.

Interpretive Type

Not assigned.

Structure Use

Few data on which to base an interpretation of use. The location of this room in a D-shaped, bi-wall structure might indicate special use. No features were found in the exposed portion of the room, and no artifacts were found on the exposed portion of the floor. The absence of doorways in the east and west walls of the room indicate that there was no direct access between Structure 1510 and either of those rooms. No doorway was found in the south wall of either the upper- or lower-level kiva corner room to the north (Structures 1523 and 1524, respectively). Access to Structure 1510 was thus either through an unexposed doorway in the west half of the south wall, or was exclusively through a roof hatchway. Field notes mention the possibility that there was originally a second story above this room, but the data are inconclusive.

Abandonment

The absence of artifacts on the exposed portion of the floor suggests a leisurely abandonment, and the lack of trash in the room fill suggests that abandonment occurred as part of the abandonment of the architectural block.

Postabandonment

A small amount of naturally deposited sediment accumulated on the floor before the unburned roof began to collapse. After most of the roof had collapsed into the room, the upper portions of the walls collapsed, and additional sediment was deposited naturally.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.