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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photo 1
Photo 3 & Drawing 2
Drawing 3


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 2: A kiva at Gran Quivira.
[Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

Drawing 1: A typical kiva. [Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.
(Illustration by Lawrence Ormsby, copyright 1993 by Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.)

Questions for Photo 2 and Drawing 1

1. Compare the photo with the sketches of a typical kiva. How different would the kiva appear if its roof still existed?

2. Does the plan of the kiva give you any clues as to its use?

3. Why do some people think that the kiva evolved from the design of the pithouses?

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