Puebloan Ceremonial Kiva – Aztec National Monument

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This is an ancient Pueblo Kiva that was used for community gatherings and religious ceremony in the old days and is still considered to be sacred to modern Pueblo people. The site is located in the heart of Farmington, New Mexico.  This was a very hard image to capture with the low-light and all the traffic coming and going through the Kiva. In the old days, there were no stairs into the Kiva. You have to descend down a latter through an entrance in the ceiling or a window. The Kiva served as a church and I try to show respect when I visit such sites.

Barrier Style Pictographs – Hanksville Region, Utah

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These pictographs are unknown to the general public and it is my policy not to disclose location information of these sacred and sensitive sites. I feel it is important to share the beauty though, so people can see what some of these sites look like. Please do not ask me for location information because I will not tell you. These pictographs are believed to be around 5,000-8,000 years old and were left by the Western Archaic hunters & gatherers whom predate ancient Puebloan (Anasazi) peoples.