Chetro Ketl

Work Information
Date: 945-1116
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.

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Kua-0024
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Description: View of the east end of the main room block of the pueblo, with elevated kiva. The single-storied elevated kiva was built into an above ground rectangular room.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0015
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Description: Total view of the ruin in its setting at the foot of the cliff.
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Kua-0016
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Description: Diagnal view of the wall facing the plaza. Originally a colonnade (rare in the Puebloan Southwest) it had been filled in in the 12th century.
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Kua-0017
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Description: Closer view of in-filled colonnade wall. The unusual use of a colonnade was probably influenced by trade with the Toltec peoples of Mexico.
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Kua-0018
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Description: The great kiva: a classic element of a Chacoan great house, here situated on the unusual elevated plaza. Beyond lies the south boundary formed of narrow one-story rooms.
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Kua-0019
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Description: Great kiva interior: N end with antechamber entry at left, and one of four seating pits for roof supports. The four large sandstone discs were excavated from the NE seating pit of the kiva.
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Kua-0020
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Description: S interior end of great kiva: square wall niches above low encircling masonry bench, raised square fire box, circular seating pits for roof supports, and raised rectangular floor vaults.
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Kua-0021
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Description: Cluster of smaller kivas at the east end of the elevated plaza. These kivas belonged to different clans or societies, where the great kiva served the whole village.
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Kua-0022
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Description: Cluster of smaller kivas at the east end with the line of narrow rooms forming the south perimeter of the elevated plaza; landscape beyond.
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Kua-0023
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Description: View into rooms off the plaza with beautiful Type III "core and veneer" masonry construction.
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Kua-0025
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Description: View W into room block with elevated kiva at left. Stones projecting form the kiva may have been used as steps or scaffolding during construction.
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Kua-0026
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Description: Elevated kiva seen from the north.
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Kua-0027
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Description: Detail of fine masonry construction of Chacoan "core and veneer" Types II and III.
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Kua-0028
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Description: Window detail.
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Kua-0029
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Description: Close detail: lovely textures of Chacoan Type II "core and veneer" masonry where the larger dressed sandstone is laid without strict symmetry (unlike more regular coursing of Type III).
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Kua-0030
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Description: Close detail of viga sockets and remains of primary support beams. In wall at right are sockets for secondary support beams (latillas).
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Kua-0031
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Description: Small doorway with curious masonry courses.
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Kua-0032
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Description: Close detail of delicate masonry forming viga sockets for spruce or pine roofing beams.
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Kua-0033
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Description: Raking view of the long straight back wall of Chetro Ketl great house, view west.
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Kua-0034
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Description: Talus Unit, just NW of Chetro Ketl, is believed to have been an integrated unit of the great house.
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Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft