Santa Fe Conservation Trust
2021 INSIDER TOURS
Ruins · Artifacts · Views · Historical Sites
Rare opportunities to explore archaeological and geological sites on private land.
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Half-day tour in the Galisteo Basin Preserve,
The Galisteo Basin has been continuously occupied by a diverse collection of peoples and cultures since prehistoric times. Galisteo Spring — the most significant water source for wildlife in the 740-square-mile Galisteo Basin — has been used for millennia by many cultural groups who have passed through or settled there. You will hike to the spring and explore the tangible remnants and rich history of these cultures. Leading this tour will be archaeologist, Steve Post, and Jan-Willem Jansens (see bios below).
$150 per person includes tour and lunch ($110 tax-deductible)
NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking. All activities will be outside. Access to the site will require a short carpool ride.
ABOUT THE GUIDES
Steve has worked as an archaeologist for 43 years in New Mexico, formerly Deputy Director of the Museum of New Mexico, Office of Archaeological Studies. His research spans 10,000 years of New Mexico’s past with a special interest in the archaeology of the Northern Rio Grande region for the last 27 years. Most recently his studies have focused on 7,000 years of Archaic hunter-gatherer lifeways and the introduction of farming and Ancestral Puebloan culture into the Northern Rio Grande.
Joining us for the Galisteo Spring tour will be Jan-Willem Jansens, owner of Ecotone Landscape Planning, LLC, specializing in restoration of forest and woodland ecology, watershed health, and collaborative stewardship. He has worked for over 25 years on forest and watershed conservation throughout northern New Mexico as co-founder of the Galisteo Watershed Partnership.