Santa Fe Conservation Trust 25th Anniversary
Rare opportunity to explore archaeological sites on private land with archaeologist, Steve Post, who has spent 41 years studying New Mexico’s rich past.
Ruins · Artifacts · History · Gourmet Lunch
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Full-day tour near Las Vegas, NM
Explore wiith Rowdy Robinson, Tecolote Ranch Foreman, and Steve Post, his 9,150 acre ranch where human history has left a unique set of footprints. Santa Fe Trail wagon wheel tracks and a wagon stop are still visible amid old rock ruins of 19th century settlements. Artifacts from ancient hunter-gatherers, Puebloan ancestors, and Plains Indians are still being found. Tecolote Peak, a prominent landmark on the ranch, was an essential guidepost for settlers and bandits alike when they marched the Santa Fe Trail during 19th century.
$200 includes transportation, tour, and lunch
ABOUT THE GUIDE
Steve has worked as an archaeologist for 41 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 26 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.