All sandstone (plentiful in this area), good building material, but quite fragile and lasts only in arid conditions. They used "core and veneer" masonry (core of rough stones with mud mortar, veneer of finely shaped sandstone on the outside). The high quality roof beams (vigas) of spruce, fir or ponderosa pine were brought from North some 50 km away.
The material used in Europe...probably limestone, marble and granite...much sturdier and long lasting.
This one is the only reconstructed kiva to its original form that I visited. It was excavated by archeologist Earl Morris in 1921 and rebuilt during Great Depression in 1934. The bits of reddish and white plaster found during the excavation gave Morris a picture of color scheme used by ancient Puebloan people.
Excellent photo!!! Greetings from Athens.
Alvaro...wind and water, together, over many, many years. I always find this amazing.
Yes, I have seen your pictures. This site is so big...it takes several days to see everything.
Thank you, Alvaro.
Excellent, as always. Great eye for composition.
Patrick, thank you for your visit...these are amazing places.