Picture of clay oven at the Jemez State Monument.
I took a picture of this reconstructed clay oven outside of the remains of the 700 year old Jemez village in New Mexico. As we left the town of Jemez Springs and were driving through the Jemez reservation, I noticed that every single house, from adobes to mobile homes, had one of these ovens in the yard. My kids were really interested in making one, so I'm going to try to do some research on how they are constructed this week. Even if we don't get around to actually building one, understanding the construction and culture is bound to be an educational experience.