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Village of the Great Kivas

Wall portion at Village of Great Kivas showing Chacoan influence.
Rock art at Village of the Great Kivas.
Rock art detail on mesa above Village of Great Kivas.


Village of the Great Kivas is considered a Chacoan Outlier and features two great kivas and two separate room blocks to house around 100 inhabitants. It is also noted for its impressive array of petroglyphs and pictographs and is one of the main archeological sites illustrating the development of Zuni culture. The village was occupied around 1000AD for approximately 50 years and interestingly, also included an additional housing block of a different people from the Gila River region to the south. This site was extensively excavated in in 1930 by Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr.and is listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places.

Hours Open: By arrangement

Time Period Represented: 1000 - 1050 AD

Seasons Open: Year Around - depending on weather

Visitor Fees: Minimum $75 for up to 4 person; $15 each additional

 ADA Accessibility Notes

Very rough ground - not accessible.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets possible but not encouraged.

For More Information, Contact:

Tom Kennedy
1239 Hwy. 53, PO Box 339, Zuni, NM 87327
505-782-7238 · fax 505-782-7245

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Latitude: 35.166529000
Longitude: -108.718750500
Elevation: 6736 FT (2053 M)
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