Bandelier National Monument is located about 48 miles Northwest of Santa Fe New Mexico. This archaeological area is home to the ancestral Pueblo people. Long house was at one time an 800 foot stretch of adjoining multi-storied stone homes with handcarved caves as back rooms it may be what inspired Adolph Bandelier’s exclamation, “The greatest thing I ever saw. ” Adolph Bandelier was a self-taught archaeologist who came to the New Mexico territory in 1880 and who is the person the Monument is named after. Below is a slideshow of what you will see at this archaeological site.