Acoma Pueblo, Sky City

Acoma Pueblo is located in New Mexico about 95 Km west from Albuquerque. The location continuously occupied by ancestral pueblo people since about 1150. The story of Acoma is also the subject of an extensive Wikipeadia article. Since Acoma is located on a table mountain about 100 meters above the valley and is called Sky City because of that. In 2010, the census in the USA identified almost 5000 people as being Acoma. Especially the elderly live in Acoma throughout the year according traditions under quite primitive conditions without streaming water and electricity. Youngsters often live in the village below during the winter. As seen in the photos, few houses have solar panels installed these days.

Rijko

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