product description page

Bandelier National Monument (Paperback) (Paul R. Secord)

Bandelier National Monument (Paperback) (Paul R. Secord) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Bandelier National Monument is located about 60 miles west of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the edge of the Valles Caldera, the center of a massive extinct volcano that forms the Jemez Mountains. The 50-plus-square-mile preserve was designated a national monument in 1916 and is named for anthropologist Adolph Bandelier, the first Euro-American to describe the area and encourage its preservation. Within its boundaries are some of the most important archaeological resources and the most striking scenery in the American Southwest. With deep canyons cutting through volcanic ash, the dramatic geology of the area alone would warrant national attention. However, this is also a place that shows evidence of nearly continuous human occupation for more than 10,000 years and still retains direct links between prehistoric and living Native Americans.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Nature
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Images of America Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Paul R. Secord
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2016
TCIN: 50862626
UPC: 9781467134620
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2602

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.