By Stephen Oachs

Pueblo Indian Kiva

State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Mesa Verde National Park
Description

This ancestral Pueblo Kiva is located in Mesa Verde National Park, in southeast Utah. Traditionally a secluded place for ceremony and worship by the men of the Pueblo tribes, Kivas were built underground or in caves, and included a firepit, with a cleverly designed air shaft to draw in fresh air. This photograph captures more than beautiful warm color and the drama of light in a dark space. It also pulls the viewer inside, letting us experience the close walls, low ceiling and sense of tranquility.

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Date Added
April 28, 2009
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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