The Great Kiva
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 & Archaeology • Churches & Religion • Native 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
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. US Forest Service website entry (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chimney Rock National Monument. Chimney Rock Interpretive Association website homepage (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Chimney Rock National Monument. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 3, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.