If you were standing on the mesa of Acoma Pueblo during the late Cretaceous period you might have been standing on an island! The Cretaceous Interior Seaway was a great inland sea extending across the continent and through New Mexico approximately 65 million years ago. Fossilized fish and bivalve remains can be found in mesas throughout the Acoma region. Bring your swim trunks next time!
- Acoma people are direct descendants of the ancient Pueblo people who settled in places like Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon.
- Acoma is one of the oldest, continually inhabited settlements in North America.
- Acoma was the first tribe in the country to establish a formal tourism operation in 1904.