False Kiva

This Ancestral Puebloan or Anasazi structure in Canyonlands National Park, while round in shape, contains no evidence indicating it was an actual kiva, and hence the name.  The time of construction and use appears to have been c.1050 AD to c.1300 AD.

False Kiva

It certainly is a room with a view.  As with all sites such as this, I hope we will all remember to look but not touch.  The Park Service asks that visitors remain outside the walls of this structure.  In comparing this view to older photographs, there appears to have been some degradation to the structure between early images and my recent visit.

Martin van Hemert