Pojoaque, like all Pueblo people are thought to be descended from Anasazi and perhaps Mogollon and several other ancient peoples. From them they learned architecture, farming, pottery, and basketry. Larger population groups became possible with effective agriculture and ways to store food surpluses. At Pojoaque, within the context of a relatively stable existence, the people devoted increasing amounts of time and attention to religion, arts, and crafts. In the 1200s, the Anasazi abandoned their traditional canyon homelands in response to climatic and social upheavals. A century or two of migrations ensued, followed in general by the slow reemergence of their culture in the historic pueblos. This exhibit illustrates how the Pojoaque area has been constant since about 900, and it grew to be a major political and cultural center.
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78 Cities of Gold Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506
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