Structure 1523, kiva corner room
About this Structure
Block 1500, west-central portion of site, east of plaza.
East half of the D-shaped building; adjacent to (west of) the southern recess of the eastern kiva, Structure 1501. Located above the lower-story corner room, Structure 1524 (Structure 1524 is the lower story, and Structure 1523, the upper, of this two-story building).
This small room is above Structure 1524 (a crawl space). Few data on which to base an interpretation of use, and no evidence of how or where it was accessed. Only one artifact (a sherd) was found on the floor, and no features were recorded in the room. The original height of the roof is not known; thus, it is not known if an adult could have stood upright within the room. The floor is largely intact and shows no evidence of a hatchway. There was apparently no direct access between this room and the crawl space below. There are insufficient data to infer the use of this room.
The fill of this room contains no refuse. Thus, the room was probably abandoned in the same manner as the kiva with which it is associated (Structure 1501); that is, it was abandoned in a leisurely manner while occupation of the village continued.
There is no indication whether this structure was used during the brief reuse of the kiva main chamber (Structure 1501) with which it is associated. The roof and upper portions of walls collapsed into the room, and additional sediment was deposited naturally.
No excavation details recorded for this study unit.