Village of the Great Kivas


Village of the Great Kivas is considered a Chacoan Outlier and features two great kivas and two separate room blocks to house around 100 inhabitants. It is also noted for its impressive array of petroglyphs and pictographs and is one of the main archeological sites illustrating the development of Zuni culture. The village was occupied around 1000AD for approximately 50 years and interestingly, also included an additional housing block of a different people from the Gila River region to the south. This site was extensively excavated in in 1930 by Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr.and is listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places.

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Latitude: 35.166529 Longitude: -108.7187505 Elevation: 6736 ft
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Hours Open

By arrangement

Time Period Represented

1000 - 1050 AD

Seasons Open

Year Around - depending on weather

Visitor Fees

Minimum $75 for up to 4 person; $15 each additional

ADA Accessibility Notes

Very rough ground - not accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets possible but not encouraged.

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