Anasazi Kiva

The Kiva

Pictured here, is an ancient Anasazi dwelling. The circular structure in front is a kiva which was used for ceremonial purposes. This is the remains of what was once a inconspicous underground structure used by men. When fully covered, there is an one opening to the side which serves as an entrance and a chimmney. A burning fire ensures saftey and solitude from anything wishing to enter.

The rest of the structure is what remains of the house. Whole families lived in square rooms, which were above-ground.

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