Structure 810, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

Near the southwest end of the pueblo in Architectural Block 800; part of the great kiva complex.

Specific Location

Room adjacent to, and west of, the great kiva (Structure 800).

Interpretive Type

Public architecture.

Structure Use

Use of the room is assumed to have been associated with the great kiva somehow. The absence of a hearth suggests that this room was not used for habitation. However, only half of the structure was excavated, so it is possible that a hearth is present in the unexcavated portion of the room. An area of floor had been reddened by low-intensity burning (Feature 1), probably near the time of structure abandonment.


No items were left on the area of floor that was exposed, which suggests a leisurely abandonment. The roof was not burned.


Thick alluvial deposits accumulated in the room before the majority of the roof collapsed. The walls were heavily damaged, and the structure filled with wall fall and roof fall.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.