long house

People have lived in this area for over 10,000 years.  Ancestral Pueblo people built homes in the park's canyons and on the mesas.

NPS Photo by Sally King

For over 10,000 years people have been as much of a factor on the Pajarito Plateau as weather and geology. From ancient humans to modern visitors, humankinds mark can be seen everywhere in Bandelier. Click the links to find out more about the people who have lived in Bandelier.

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