No one knows for sure why the ancestors of today’s Pueblo Indians disappeared from these cliff dwellings along the canyons in Northern New Mexico around 1,200 A.D. Some speculate that the area became over crowded and could not support the community when long term droughts came about.
But my theory, judging from the many condo like dwellings, is that the area became over built. Then the cliff side condo crazy collapsed, leaving many Indians upside down on their mortgages. This led to mass evictions and there went the neighborhood.
Perhaps there will be neighborhoods in Las Vegas, Florida and California that will suffer the same fate.
Learn more about the official version of the Pueblo Indian Dwelling in Bandelier National Monument.
Next Stop – A Bomb City – Los Alamos, New Mexico