Kin Bineola [Navajo for "house in which the wind whirls"] is a large Chacoan great house built near the Kin Bineola Wash in the
southwestern portion of the Chaco Core about twelve miles southwest of Pueblo Bonito. Several archaeologists, citing limited architectural attributes and a few tree-ring
dates, believe the central wing of the structure was built in the mid-900s. Most evidence points to site construction in the early 1100s. Like Kin Klizhin, this great house was
probably established to take advantage of the farming potential of valleys outside of Chaco Canyon. A major water control system has
been documented along the Kin Bineola Wash to the south and west of the great house.
The plan of Kin Bineola was E-shaped and differed from the more classic D-shape. There was no fronting arc of rooms around the
plaza, although the east plaza was enclosed by a straight wall between room blocks. The building rose to three stories on the north and terraced down to the south. A great
kiva was located just outside the southwestern corner of the building.
Numerous small house sites are located to the south along the Kin Bineola Wash, but only a few are close by the great house.
Although the Coyote Canyon Road has not been documented for this area, its route would have taken it close to Kin Bineola.|
The site is a detached unit of Chaco Culture National Historical Park and is protected by the National Park Service.
Kin Bineola Pueblo is located about 6 miles off Highway 371 via BIA 7059. A dirt dam stretches across Kin Bineola Wash to the ruins site.