Friday, May 29, 2009

Bandelier National Monument

Beautiful, just beautiful. The anasasi lived in this area. They used tools to enlarge some of the openings in the cliff dwellings so they could live in them. We took the easy walking trail to view the dwellings.

Path leads up to here and you can climb the ladder for a closer look.

This is the best of the petroglyphs. It is supposed to be a macaw.

This coyote visited the pueblo.

You can see the remains of dwellings in front of the cliff. The Anasazi used the cliffs as the back of their dwellings. You can see the holes where poles were placed to make a floor. It looks like there were 3 to 4 stories in some of their dwellings. More photos can be seen by clicking on our travel photo link.
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