Ancestral settlements are well represented in the monuments of New Mexico. The name of such a village, pueblo, is Spanish for village, and the inhabitants are referred to as the ancestral Pueblo peoples to distinguish them from more nomadic peoples. Defining that term, however, is difficult, according to Eric Blinman, director of the Office of Archaeological Studies at the New Mexico Museum. He says he covers a variety of peoples, from the Hopi in Arizona to the Taos in northern New Mexico, whose stories often overlap due to migrations caused by climate change. “The common traits that united them, both in the past and today, are the cultivation of corn, pottery and life in. . . and adapting to this spectacular landscape, ”said Blinman.