Structure 303, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Block 300, west of spring; borders east-northeast end of plaza.

Specific Location

Northwesternmost structure in excavated portion of Block 300; north of, and adjacent to, Structure 304.

Interpretive Type

Storage room.

Structure Use

The available evidence suggests that this room was not used for habitation--that is, the floor is uneven, there is no evidence of a doorway in the preserved portions of the walls, and there is no formal hearth (although a burned spot on the floor indicates that at least one fire that was expedient was built inside this room. Two vessels and several stone tools were associated with the room. These items appeared to have been stored, rather than used, here. This structure is near enough to Structure 306 (kiva) to infer that they were associated.

Abandonment

No evidence that the abandonment was not leisurely, although the room contained usable items that could have been scavenged. No evidence of beams in roof fall, thus, the beams could have been salvaged for other construction in the village. However, the absence of refuse in the fill suggests that the room was abandoned at the same time this area of the architectural block was abandoned.

Postabandonment

Some sediment from the roof was deposited on the floor, the upper walls collapsed, and additional sediment was deposited naturally.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.