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25 July 1992:  These ruins were  initially mistakenly identified as Aztec in origin, but the earliest inhabitants (c. 1100) are believed to have been
Anasazi ("ancient ones" now referred to as "Ancestral Puebloans") from Chaco Canyon, 55 miles to the south. 
The several kivas were used for religious, ceremonial and social activities.