|Kiva, in her temporary foster home|
|A photo of Kiva at the shelter|
This sweetie is named for a structure used since ancient times by the Pueblo cultures for religious rituals. In the ancient societies the kiva was a round room below ground but in modern cultures the building is square and above ground. We took these photos of kivas on vacations to the Southwest in the past.
|The interior of an ancient kiva, Long House Ruins, Mesa Verde National Park|
|A kiva, shown reconstructed with a roof over the structure, Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park|