Far View Village Pueblos on Mesa Verde
Pipe Shrine House kiva.
Map of the Far View community pueblos and Far View reservoir.
Inset image above is a detail on Far View tower. Below, a petroglyph
stone at Pipe Shrine House.
Far View House tower and kivas.
On Mesa Verde, numerous well-built, double-coursed masonry towers
with pecked stones.
Several kivas have tunnels leading to towers.
Kiva and room block at Far View Pueblo.
Far View reservoir, interpreted as human-engineered water collection and/or meeting place.
The prehistoric Mesa Verde reservoirs were commemorated as a "National
Historic Civil Engineering Landmark" in 2004. The plaque reads,
in part, "Mesa Verde's industrious Ancestral Puebloans designed,
constructed, and maintained Morefield, Box Elder, Far View, and
Sage Brush reservoirs for domestic water-storage betwen A.D. 750
Megalithic House is so-named due to a room block wall built with
a base of large stones.
Coyote Village Pueblo
Keyhole-shaped kiva in Coyote Village Pueblo.
View of Coyote Village from the southeast corner of the pueblo.
Were these pole shelves in the large kiva bunk beds?
Several corn grinding stations are well-preserved in the ruins.
Coyote Village tower and the adjacent kiva are cardinally oriented.
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