Bandelier National Monument of New Mexico in US is considered to be the marker of 10,000 old Pueblo civilization. Human presence in the area has been dated to over 10,000 years before present. Permanent settlements by ancestors of the Puebloan peoples have been dated to 1150 CE; these settlers had moved closer to the Rio Grande by 1550.
Bandelier National Monument of New Mexico covers an area of 23,267 acres (9,416 ha) and contains a number of ancestral Pueblo homes, kivas (ceremonial structures), rock paintings and petroglyphs. The visitor center at Bandelier National Monument features exhibits about the site’s inhabitants, including Ancestral Pueblo pottery, tools and artifacts of daily life. There are two life-size dioramas that demonstrate Pueblo life in the past and today.