Where Did They Go?
" Movement is life. Movement is seen everywhere….Movement was characteristic of our ancestors, who moved across the landscape like the clouds across the sky."— Tessy Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo
There are many reasons for the Ancestral Pueblo peoples’ departure from the Pajarito Plateau. They faced challenges not unlike many we face today – overpopulation, depletion of resources, and changing environmental conditions. They overcame these obstacles by continuing traditional patterns, learning, adapting, and relocating.
Just a Short Move
Did You Know?
All the aspens in a cluster will change colors at approximately the same time. That's because in a grouping of aspens, most are clones that grew as root sprouts from the original plant.