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Acoma "Sky City" is a pueblo atop a mesa about an hour west of Albuquerque and ancestral home to the Acoma people. They say they have lived here for two thousand years, which would make Sky City the oldest continuously-inhabited place in North America.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoma_Pueblo

The Acoma are renowned for their pottery; I am embarrassed that I failed to learn this artisan's name. This sale display was expensive beyond my budget, but I should have bought it all, as it is highly collectible. The present value of the dozen or so pieces in this foto probably exceeds $20,000.
http://www.acomapottery.net

This foto was originally shot on 35mm Fuji Velvia. I an unaware of the present arrangements, but at the time (20 years ago), there was a fee to visit Sky City, plus a separate "camera license" fee for taking fotos. Then, of course, one had to negotiate with the people who would be in your foto. I remember paying a few dollars for the pose from these people.

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