This Pueblo Indian settlement, consisting of adobe dwellings and ceremonial buildings, is situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande in New Mexico. It was established in the late 13th and early 14th centuries and exemplifies the enduring culture of a group of the present-day Pueblo Indians.
The buildings at Taos originally had few windows and no standard doorways. Instead, access to rooms was through square holes in the roof that the people reached by climbing long, wooden ladders. Cedar logs (or vigas) supported roofs that had layers of branches, grass, mud, and plaster covering them. The round dome is a bread oven, as the sender explained. Thank you cuzcopete :)
Pueblos are definitely one of the highlights that I would love to see when I finally visit one day!