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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Rockshelter with Masonry Room
Structure Number:
AZ O:5:88
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
88A-56
2. 
MOCA -000063
3. 
NA-1271
Park:
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Montezuma Castle National Monument Well Unit
Structure State:
Arizona
Structure County:
Yavapai
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Southwest
Administrative Unit:
Montezuma Castle National Monument
LCS ID:
006587
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
11/20/1978
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Contributing
Short Significance Description:
Feature of Montezuma Castle National Monument: Well Unit, nationally significant under NR Criteria C & D. Period of Significance: A.D. 1125-1400. Remains of a rockshelter with one masonry room that represents the Honanki – Tuzigoot phases of Southern Sinagua.
Long Significance Description:
This rockshelter with one masonry room in the northwest rim of Montezuma Well is a feature of the Montezuma Castle National Monument: Well Unit, which is significant at the national level under National Register Criterion C for it embodies the characteristics of a type and period and under National Register Criterion D because it has yielded, and is likely to yield further, information important in prehistory.

The original construction and occupation of this site represents the Honanki-Tuzigoot phases of the Southern Sinagua culture. It was built and occupied during Honanki phase (circa AD 1125) through Tuzigoot phase (AD 1300-1400). The site was abandoned sometime after AD 1400. Period of Significance ranges approximately from AD 1125 to 1400.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Prehistoric
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1125
AD
1400
AD
So Sinagua, Honanki-Tuzigoot Period
Other
2. 
Stabilized
1960
AD
1960
AD
NPS
Other
3. 
Stabilized
1984
AD
1984
AD
NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
DOMESTIC (RESIDENTIAL)
Primary Current Use:
Ruin
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Ruin
Historic
2. 
Exhibit
Current
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Ruin
Volume:
1 - 2,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
25
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Walls
Stone
Short Physical Description:
A single room rockshelter located in an alcove in the northwest rim of Montezuma Well, with three stone walls and one doorway. Walls are constructed of limestone and mud mortar with original soot-stained plaster on the interior. Roof is the top of the natural opening.
Long Physical Description:
A single room rockshelter located in an alcove in the northwest rim of Montezuma Well. It is comprised of three stone walls on the north, east and south elevations. The rear wall is the back wall of the natural opening. There is a doorway with original timbers on the east elevation. The walls are constructed of unshaped limestone blocks with a soil based mortar. The interior of the structure contains standing architecture and the original soot-stained plaster on the walls. The roof of the structure is the top of the natural opening in the rock face.