On the slopes of the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico, the majestic Bandelier Monument reminds us of the rich cultural history of the American Southwest. Humans have inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Bandelier area for more than 10,000 years. The ancestral puebloan people inhabited the region for more than 400 years, and their homes, carved from the rock walls of the Frijoles Canyon, are the primary attraction of the monument. The Bandelier Museum exhibits ancestral puebloan artifacts and tells the story of the evolution of the culture.


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