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Aztec Pueblo, San Juan Ancestral Pueblo Culture, Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec National Monument

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Aztec Pueblo Great Kiva, exterior and interior, as reconstructed under the direction of Earl H. Morris in1934.

  • Data for this model from William N. Morgan's plan drawing in his Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, University of Texas, Austin, 1994.  Data for multi-walls is from Gary M. Brown, C. Windes, and Peter McKenna.
  • Data for this model from William N. Morgan's plan drawing in his Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, University of Texas, Austin, 1994.  Data for multi-walls is from Gary M. Brown, C. Windes, and Peter McKenna.
  • Data for this model from William N. Morgan's plan drawing in his Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, University of Texas, Austin, 1994.  Data for multi-walls is from Gary M. Brown, C. Windes, and Peter McKenna.
  • Data for this model from William N. Morgan's plan drawing in his Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, University of Texas, Austin, 1994.  Data for multi-walls is from Gary M. Brown, C. Windes, and Peter McKenna.
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    Aztec East, bottom, with Eark Morris ruin, top of picture.
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    Plan and section of Aztec Great Kiva, from AZTEC RUINS ON THE ANIMUS, by Robert H. Lister and Florence C. Lister, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1987.
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    Interior view of computer model looking north toward the alcove.
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    Structure of the Great Kiva, roof removed.
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    Interior view of Great Kiva from alcove looking south.
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    Study model of Aztec Great Kiva.
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