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Great Kiva at Pueblo Bonito


Inside Wall of the Great Kiva at Pueblo Bonito

The great kivas were built to hold large numbers of worshippers for special ceremonies. The Chacoans creaeted a solar calendar called the "sun dagger" with a spiral shape, pierced by a shape of a knife, beaming between two rocks. It's seasonal passage across the spiral shape marked solar events as the light changed through the year.

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