Rock Art and Ruins of the Galisteo Basin with Gary Hein

Limited to 17 people

Field Trip

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 am, $165 per person

Petroglyph at Comanche Gap, Galisteo BasinPetroglyph at Comanche Gap, Galisteo BasinPhoto by Jerry Willis, courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsPetroglyph at Comanche Gap, Galisteo BasinPhoto by Jerry Willis, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Located close to Santa Fe, the Galisteo Basin was home to a thriving network of Ancestral Puebloan communities in Pre-Columbian times. The region’s ruins played a key role in the history of Southwestern archaeology, and were the first to be excavated using the now-standard method of stratigraphic analysis. The Galisteo Basin is also home to a remarkable diversity of rock art made by its ancient inhabitants. Our full-day expedition will be led by Gary Hein, who has made a specialty of our region’s petroglyphs. Highlights include rock art near Pueblo Blanco, Galisteo Pueblo, Petroglyph Hill, and more.

Activity Level: Moderate (walk unassisted at least 2 miles over the day; unpaved and rocky paths; walking stick recommended)

Includes: Bus transportation, study leader honorarium, lunch, water

[This field trip is FULL as of August 1, 2016.]

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