Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanoes of New Mexico

Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanoes of New Mexico

Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanoes of New Mexico

Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanoes of New Mexico

Special | 26m 55s

Volcanologists and geologists elucidate the mysteries New Mexico's volcanoes.

For 25 million years, volcanos spewed molten rock and ash across New Mexico, forming craters, super volcanos, cinder cones, lava flows and peak-less mountains. Over time, these massive eruptions also planted the seeds of civilization and shaped the identity of New Mexico and its people, particularly American Indians.

Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanoes of New Mexico is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.