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Mesa Verde National Park

Updated 2022-01-22
  • Cliff Palace Kiva

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    Kivas were used by many Puebloan for religious rituals and other ceremonies. The kivas at Mesa Verde are mostly round, subterranean rooms , although there are some kivas built above the ground while others differ architecturally.
    Cliff Palace Kiva
  • Cliff Canyon

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    Cliff Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park is home to the Cliff House Sandstone, which can be seen in two cliffs beneath the broad, green mesa. Canyons such as this allowed for Puebloans to build their dwellings in the stone itself.
    Cliff Canyon
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