Structure 812, masonry surface structure

About this Structure

General Location

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

Specific Location

South southwest of, and adjacent to, 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 presence of a firepit indicates the room was heated and lighted for at least a short period of time (the only vegetal remains identified in the firepit ash were wood charcoal). A peckingstone, a metate fragment, and a fragment of a bone awl were found on the floor, indicating that some domestic activities could have been carried out in this room during its final use. A bone awl, a chipped stone tool, and several groundstone fragments were found in the roof fall deposits. If these items once rested on the roof, domestic activities could have been carried out there as well.


A few artifacts were left on the floor, but in general, abandonment appears to have been leisurely. A few very small diameter, charred beam fragments were found that are inferred to have been from the roof, but the majority of roof was either removed or has deteriorated.


Room filled with structural collapse and wind-and-water-deposited sediments.

Excavation Details

No excavation details recorded for this study unit.