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     Kin Ya'a [Navajo for "tall house"] is a Chacoan outlier great house located on the northern slopes of the Dutton Plateau near the modern community of Crownpoint, New Mexico, approximately twenty-five miles south and slightly west of Chaco Canyon. As at Kin Klizhin, the massive spire of a four-story kiva signals the presence of this great house from miles away. The rectangular building, with at least thirty-five rooms and four kivas, may have been three stories in height, terracing to second-story rooms on the east. Tree-ring samples yield dates from the late 1080s through the first decade of the 1100s.
     The plan of Kin Bineola was E-shaped and differed from the more classic D-shape. There was no fronting arc of rooms around the plaza, although the east plaza was enclosed by a straight wall between room blocks. The building rose to three stories on the north and terraced down to the south. A great kiva was located just outside the southwestern corner of the building.
     Kin Ya'a was the center of a large outlier community. More than a hundred sites, mostly small house buildings, have been recorded in a four-square-mile area. An unexcavated isolated great kiva is located within one cluster of small house sites to the northwest of Kin Ya'a. The community is linked to Chaco Canyon by the South Road, which passes on the east side of the great house and creates a swale between the building and a large trash mound.
     Although the great house and community are not located near a major drainage, they are on the edge of a large, wide valley that received runoff from the Dutton Plateau to the south, making it especially suitable for farming.
      The site is a detached unit of Chaco Culture National Historical Park and is protected by the National Park Service.

Kin Ya'a Pueblo is located about 5 miles off Highway 371 via dirt "roads", actually wheel tracks during the dry season, that are un-numbered.
Text and Ruins Map to the left from The Chaco Handbook - An Encyclopedic Guide
Vivian & Hilpert 2002.