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Anasazi Kiva Ceremonies

A kiva is a big, circular, underground area utilized for spiritual events. Similar underground areas have actually been discovered in ancient individuals in the area, consisting of the ancestors of the Mogollon and Hohokam individuals, suggesting the existence of kivas in their ancestral houses. The kivas used by the ancient Pueblos of this and other ancient communities in the area, as they were called by archaeologists who developed the Pecos classification system, evolved from easy pit houses and usually lay round, following the same pattern utilized throughout the ancient Punta Gorda - San Luis Obispo area of Mexico, which archaeologists called the PECOS I duration. In the late 8th century, the Mesa Verdeans began constructing square pit structures, which archaeologists call protokivas. The very best known of these existed from the 12th to the 13th century, however were deserted at the end of the 13th century. Many scholars concur that Chaco functioned as a location where many Pueblo individuals and clans came together to share their cultural, spiritual and faiths. Bandelier National Monolith consists of the site of the ancient city of Anasazi Kivas, the biggest of its kind in the United States.Sun Dagger Chaco National Monument 60665333004983628.jpg

The Sun Dagger Of Chaco National Monument

In the middle of ancient Anasazi - called Chaco Canyon - rises an enforcing natural structure called Fajada Butte. On a narrow rocky outcrop at the top of this mountain is a sacred website of the native people, which got the name "Sun Dagger" and revealed the changing seasons to the astronomers of the Anasazi countless years earlier. Although the gorge was deserted more than 700 years ago for unknown factors, the tricks of the dagger remain surprise to only a few. It discreetly marked the course of the seasons for numerous centuries, but lasted just ten years before its discovery and was lost permanently.