PUEBLO SHE' ("Shay")

Galisteo Basin of New Mexico
(You are looking straight down from the aircraft at the buried town)

This buried prehistoric pueblo in the Galisteo Basin of central New Mexico is nearly invisible except at dawn or sunset, when the low sun angle casts deep shadows behind the mounds. At that time, however, the roomblocks, plazas, and kivas (semi-subterranean ceremonial chambers) of the dead pueblo seem to rise eerily from the earth again for a short while. Use the trees and road for scale. Maps of archaeological sites are easy to make from photos like this.

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