Great Kiva (reconstructed) from a commercial postcard. "The Great Kivas are considered to be a specialized type of kiva developed right along with lesser kivas and are not an outgrowth of the later. The Aztec Ruins are some of the best preserved of the ancient ruins of the Indians. The Great Kiva was reconstructed in 1934 of the orginal outlines and foundations."
Great Kiva (reconstructed interior) from a commercial postcard. "The interior view of the Great Kiva at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec. New Mexico. After excavation this Great Kiva was accurately reconstructed in 1934, on orginal outlines and foundations, by Dr. Earl Halsted Morris."
west wall greenband from a commercial postcard. "View of the west wall of large ruin. The band of dark sandstone which is built into the wall (largely reconstructed in this long section) may have been for decoration. These ruins are extensive and well preserved and give to the visitor a glimpse into the past."
Overview, Pueblo Bonito, ca. 1930. Pueblo Bonito is a large "D"-shaped ruin in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. It was built of stone and wood by the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries A.D. It contained hundreds of rooms and many kivas but was abandoned along with several other large villages in the same canyon by the end of the thirteenth century.