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(both: ăk`əmə), pueblo (1990 pop. 2,590), alt. c.7,000 ft (2,130 m), Valencia co., W central N.Mex.; founded c.1100–1250. This "sky city" atop a steep-sided sandstone mesa, 357 ft (109 m) high and hard of access, is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. The residents, who speak a Western Keresan language (see PuebloPueblo,
name given by the Spanish to the sedentary Native Americans who lived in stone or adobe communal houses in what is now the SW United States. The term pueblo is also used for the villages occupied by the Pueblo.
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), are skilled potters. Below the mesa are the cultivated fields and grazing grounds that help support the community. Sheep, cattle, and grain are produced.

The pueblo's location has impressed visitors from Fray Marcos de Niza (1539) and Coronado's men (1540) to present-day tourists. Juan de Oñate was allowed entry in 1598, but the natives soon resisted the Spanish; defeated after severe fighting, many were later maimed. The missionary Fray Juan Ramírez arrived in 1629. The Acoma people joined in the Pueblo revolt of 1680, were forced to submit to Diego de Vargas in 1692, joined in the later uprising of 1696, and were subdued again in 1699. They were later Christianized; the pueblo is dominated by the mission church of San Estevan del Rey.

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Of these vessels, the PcomA was the most frequently hypoplastic/absent in 93(68.9%), followed by P-1 segment of the PCA in 26(19.2%), AcomA in 20(14.8%) and A-1 segment of the ACA in 7(5.2%) subjects.
The present study focussed on the anatomical variants of the arteries of COW, including the AcomA, the pre-communicating segment (A1) of the ACA, the pre-communicating segment (P1) of the PCA, the PcomA, and ICA on MRA.
This result closely matches that of other studies.4,9,11,15 In this study, the commonest anterior variation was the presence of complete arteries with single AcomA (type a) seen in 68.9%.
The inviting Acoma Pueblo, which legend describes as "a place that always was," is 65 miles west of Albuquerque.
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