Zenfolio | Jack Surran Photography | Mesa Verde | Kiva, Mesa Verde National Park
Taken 18-May-14
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Photo Info

Dimensions4320 x 2880
Original file size20 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken18-May-14 17:21
Date modified9-Jun-14 18:11
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)28 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/80 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Kiva, Mesa Verde National Park

Kiva, Mesa Verde National Park

Kiva is a Hopi word meaning “ceremonial room.” Kivas were important ceremonial gathering places in the life of Ancestral Puebloans – comparable to the churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques of today. It appears that every clan (made up of the extended family) had its own kiva for use during ceremonies and other social events. Kivas were also used as sleeping areas, so served a multi-use concept.