In the remote high deserts of New Mexico, modern-day archaeologists and adventurers are building a bridge to our past.
Between A.D. 700 and 1150, the Chacoan people built the Great Houses. Thanks to their advanced architecture and masonry techniques, some of these elaborate buildings - which they mysteriously left behind - are now known to have been several stories high with hundreds of rooms. See the cover photo by Lorran Meares.
Read more in Welcome to the Big House - a feature article by Donna Hummel in the BLM’s My Public Lands Magazine, Summer 2014.