Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument preserves the homes of the Ancestral Pueblo People. It is named after Swiss anthropologist Adolph Bandelier, who researched the cultures of the area. The main attraction of the monument is Frijoles Canyon, containing a number of ancestral pueblo homes, kivas, rock paintings and petroglyphs. Some of the dwellings were rock structures built on the canyon floor; others were "cavates" produced by voids in the tuff of the canyon wall and carved out further by humans.

1 comment:

  1. Love your pics. We are in Southern New Mexico working our way North. Thanks for posting!! I am reading your post and taking notes on places for us to visit. Have fun!! Be safe!!