Submitted by Hayley Norton
Bandelier National Monument
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Category: Archaeological Landscapes
Image of the Alcove House, taken 140ft above the floor of Frijoles Canyon. The pueblo was the home of around 25 Ancestral Pueblo people, and part of a larger settlement dating from the Pueblo III Era (1150 to 1350) to the Pueblo IV Era (1350 to 1600). I reached the site with my Mother, by climbing four wooden ladders and stone stairs. At the end of the trail we were rewarded with a view of the canyon below, and the niches of the former habitations carved directly into the cliffside.