The Sandias contain a location notable for prehistoric archaeology: theSandia Cave was believed by some in the 1930s to the 1950sto have been inhabited 10000 to 12000 years ago by the “Sandia Man,” a cultural classification that is no longer used.The cave can be accessed via a 1/2 mile trail in Las Huertas Canyon, on the northeast side of the range, nearPlacitas, New Mexico.