By Bob Faucher

Long House Wall

State/Province/Region
NM
Country
US
Nearest Area
Bandelier NM
Town
White Rock
Notes

f/16 @ 1/100 sec; ISO 100; Auto exposure; partial metering mode; Auto WB; RAW capture

Description

Marked with rows of viga holes, testifying that the Long House was a three story structure, the southwest-facing wall of the Frijoles Canyon glows in late afternoon sunlight as the shadow from the opposite side of the canyon creeps up the towering cliff face. The advancing shadow serves as a reminder that, although the Ancestral Pueblo people lived here for over 400 years in homes carved from the volcanic tuff, the land could no longer support the people and they were forced to move south and east along the Rio Grande.

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Date Added
September 25, 2012
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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