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Three Kivas by Erael71 Three Kivas by Erael71
A kiva is a room used by modern Puebloans for religious rituals, many of them associated with the kachina belief system. Among the modern Hopi and most other Pueblo peoples, kivas are square-walled and underground, and are used for spiritual ceremonies. When designating an ancient room as a kiva, archaeologists make assumptions about the room's original functions and how those functions may be similar to or differ from kivas used in modern practice. The kachina belief system appears to have emerged in the Southwest at approximately AD 1250, while kiva-like structures occurred much earlier. This suggests that the room's older functions may have been changed or adapted to suit the new religious practice.

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Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Shooting Mode: Manual
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/200
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Lens: EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
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beautiful work Ed. i have to laugh at your 'declined' groups, knowing that they are apparently clueless. this is a great shot, you should be proud of it.
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Erael71 Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am Matt and thanks. This is also hanging in my living room.
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Speck2 Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing my friend and thank you for the info!!
Cindy
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Erael71 Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Cindy, it is my pleasure.
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Speck2 Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome !! :)
Cindy
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Very beautiful! Great shot! :D
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Erael71 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you David. During my visit you just don't know what to expect but have a good idea from all the pictures on the internet. Then the park rangers explain things the harsh conditions the Pueblo people endured. Then you see the areas that were burnded from years past. Hard to believe but true...
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segura2112 Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One of those fires uncovered a kiva and other bildings on one of the mesas.
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Erael71 Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't know that Tony. Do you know which one and is it open to the public?
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segura2112 Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No I don't, but you might be able to find out on their website.
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