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Top 10 Must See Archaeological Sites in New Mexico
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New Mexico and the Four Corners are some of the only places in the United States where the landscape bursts with ancient history. Thanks to the arid, high-desert conditions of the Southwest, many of the ancient sites built by ancestral Native American peoples between around CE and CE still remain. Best known for the villages they built into the sides of cliffs hundreds of feet in the air, Puebloan peoples and their cultural contemporaries also created unique forms of pottery, religion, and farming practices. Walk in their footsteps and see at these 12 fascinating archaeological sites. But it did. Beginning in the mids CE, a cultural revolution turned this northwestern New Mexico backwater into one of the largest and most important centers of ancient Pueblo culture. At its height, over people lived permanently in the Canyon, but poor soils meant they were dependent on outsiders to supply them with enough food to keep going.
Boasting one of most incredibly scenic and diverse landscapes in North America, New Mexico offers endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. With strong influences of both Native American and Hispanic culture, the state offers the visitor a multitude of unique attractions both in large cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque, as well as the smaller hubs of UFO-focused Roswell and the artists' colony of Taos. Center of the American Southwest, the "Land of Enchantment" didn't gain statehood until
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