Pottery and other artifacts are on display in the Salmon Ruins Museum in Bloomfield. The Salmon Pueblo is among the most accessible pre-colonial Native American sites in New Mexico. The partially-excavated but unimproved site was built starting in 1088 and is an example of an Anasazi ancestral Pueblo. About 300 people lived there until 1288, when evidence indicates it was abandoned. The site contains a museum and the remains of the Salmon family homestead. For more information, call the museum at 505-632-2013. The museum is located at 6131 U.S. Highway 64 near downtown Bloomfield.
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