The Coronado Expedition, Discoveries Since 1992

Richard and Shirley Flint, Research Associates, Archaeology Southwest

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

EntradasEntradas“Entradas,” by artist Deborah Reade. A map showing the many Spanish entradas into New Mexico during the colonial period.Entradas“Entradas,” by artist Deborah Reade. A map showing the many Spanish entradas into New Mexico during the colonial period.

In March 1992 the National Park Service published a National Trail Study and Environmental Assessment on the feasibility of establishing a Coronado Expedition National Historic Trail. NPS concluded that insufficient information existed about the route followed by the Coronado expedition. Subsequently, a major campsite of the Coronado expedition was located in Texas. That discovery, combined with earlier archaeological work near Bernalillo, NM, has triggered a cascade of Coronado expedition site locations over the last twenty years.

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