Structure 103, masonry surface structure

STRUCTURE DATING

Abandonment
Most of the fill above and below Structure 103 Surface 1 was removed by Colorado Mountain College in the 1970s. Therefore, there is no remaining evidence of abandonment.
Construction
No direct evidence of construction remains because this structure was excavated by Colorado Mountain College in the 1970s. Based on the proximity to Structure 122 (kiva), Structure 103 was most likely constructed during the late Pueblo II period. Structure 122 has tree-ring dates, two of which are cutting dates, of A.D. 1119r and A.D. 1129+B. Structure 103 has a banded masonry pattern which is characteristic of structures constructed during the period of Chacoan influence, or the Pueblo II period in the Mesa Verde region. A prehistoric road (connecting Shields Pueblo and Casa Negra) is also characteristic of Chacoan influence during the Pueblo II period. The road was constructed south of Structure 103 and its surrounding roomblock.
Remodeling
No evidence of remodeling.
Reuse
No evidence of reuse.
Date Range
6 (A.D. 1060 – 1140)
Site-Wide Dating