Structure 307, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

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

Specific Location

Eastern edge of excavated portion of Block 300; north of Structure 308, east of kiva (Structure 306) and corner room (Structure 312). Overlies Nonstructure 314.

Interpretive Type

Storage room.

Structure Use

Little evidence of use of this structure. No artifacts can be assigned definitely to either floor surface. No floor features were defined on either of the floors (both of which were irregular) and there is no evidence of a doorway, so a hatchway entry is inferred. The absence of floor features suggests that the room was used for storage. This structure is adjacent to Structure 306 (kiva) and could have been part of Kiva Suite 306.

Abandonment

No roof fall and few artifacts were found in the room, which might indicate that this room, like Structure 306 (kiva) adjacent to the west, was subjected to scavenging and dismantling after it was abandoned (and that habitation of the village continued).

Postabandonment

The upper walls collapsed into the structure and sediment was deposited naturally.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.