This pano was taken on an archaeological site in Southern Utah. The large pits in the ground are prehistoric houses-- they were excavated out partially, then built up. Inside would have been amenities such as storage pits, ventilation shafts, and fire hearths. If you look carefully you can spot some of these features as well.
In the United States, the locations of prehistoric archaeological sites such as this one are kept strictly confidential for their protection and out of respect for the ancestors of the people who lived there. For this reason, I have obscured the exact location of this panorama.
Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America. Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States. Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south. Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman. The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia