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Chimney Rock National Monument in Archuleta County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Great Kiva

 
 
The Great Kiva Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
1. The Great Kiva Marker
Inscription.  

Kivas or Ceremonial Houses were not only used for religious ceremonies but may have been used for governmental and social events as well. Kivas varied in size and had flat or cribbed roofs.

The cribbed roofs of kivas were constructed of logs laid horizontally and built up to form a dome with an access hole.

Aztec's Great Kiva has a flat roof that was supported by four massive pillars of mortar and wood. The roof was estimated to weigh 95 tons.
 
Erected by Chimney Rock Interpretive Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyChurches & ReligionNative Americans.
 
Location. 37° 10.482′ N, 107° 18.189′ W. Marker is in Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado, in Archuleta County. Marker is on the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association gift shop's west wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3179 Colorado Route 151, Pagosa Springs CO 81147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance

The Great Kiva Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
2. The Great Kiva Marker
of this marker. Pit House Site (here, next to this marker); Chimney Rock Artifacts (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Chimney Rock National Monument (approx. half a mile away); People and Place (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. The US Forest Service is in the process of building a new visitor center which should be open for the 2021 visitation season.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chimney Rock National Monument. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chimney Rock Interpretive Association. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Chimney Rock National Monument Management Plan (USFS). (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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