Past Field Trips

April 2017
Shield Figure with Four Pointed Star, Mesa Prieta Field Trip
Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, $275.00 per person, price includes $50 donation to SAR Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images, 7,500 years of Rock Art, and a Traditional Pueblo Meal Limited to 20 people The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project has some of the most spectacular examples of rock art in northern New Mexico. In 2007, Katherine Wells donated 156 acres on Mesa Prieta to the Archaeological Conservancy. A guide from the project will show us around, and Dick Ford will talk about the mesa, permaculture, and early agricultural practices. To register for this field trip, please click here.
February 2017
Detail of Group of a Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site,Yucatán Field Trip
Friday, February 10–Sunday, February 19, 2017, $5,025, double occupancy, w/o airfare. Price includes $500 donation to SAR. Yucatán: Maya Ruins and Fabulous Haciendas with Dr. William Saturno [Filled.] Following in the footsteps of the early SAR archaeologists in the Yucatán Peninsula, we will visit the ruins of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Izamal, and Dzibilchaltun.
January 2017
Bosque del Apache Field Trip
Saturday, January 7–Sunday, January 8, 2017, $575 per person, double occupancy, single supplement $50. Price includes $50 donation to SAR. Migrations: The Piro Pueblo Peoples and the Bosque del Apache Limited to 20 people. Join SAR in a fascinating trip designed to appeal to those with a love of Southwestern history and archaeology and the wonders of nature. This 2-day trip to the heartland of the Piro, features both the work of the one of the most renowned Piro scholars and archaeologists working in the area and early morning and early evening opportunities to watch the thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, who make the Bosque part of their annual migration, come and go.
November 2016
Petroglyph at Comanche Gap, Galisteo Basin Field Trip
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 am, $165 per person Rock Art and Ruins of the Galisteo Basin with Gary Hein Limited to 17 people 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.
October 2016
Pueblo Bonito doorways at Chaco Canyon Field Trip
Friday, October 14–Sunday, October 16, 2016, $990 per person, double-occupancy (single supplement $125) (includes $20 donation to SAR) Archaeoastronomy of Chaco Canyon Limited to 17 people After an introductory lecture and showing of her films in Santa Fe, Dr. Sofaer will lead the group on a special tour of the major ruins of Chaco Canyon.
June 2016
Black micaceous water jar, by Lonnie Vigil. Field Trip
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, $250 per person Lonnie Vigil – The Master of Micaceous Clay On this field trip Lonnie takes you on his personal journey from Washington, D.C. back to Nambe Pueblo, leaving a career in financial and business consulting, and finding his soul’s work in micaceous clay. He will demonstrate how he works with clay as he creates a pot before your eyes.
May 2016
Arroyo Hondo Pueblo rendering Field Trip
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, $150 per person Arroyo Hondo Pueblo: The Story Continues… This field trip will explore a spectacular and varied environment, including the layout and growth of farmland near the Pueblo, Pueblo life in the 14th Century, the crises faced by the inhabitants, and how the Pueblo finally became a ruin.
Arroyo Hondo Pueblo rendering Field Trip
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 am–4:00 pm, $150 per person Arroyo Hondo Pueblo: The Story Continues… This field trip will explore a spectacular and varied environment, including the layout and growth of farmland near the Pueblo, Pueblo life in the 14th Century, the crises faced by the inhabitants, and how the Pueblo finally became a ruin.
April 2016
Abo at Salinas Field Trip
Friday, April 29, 2016, 8:00 am–8:00 pm, $275 per person The Gardens of Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira The historical significance of the pueblos of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument cannot be overlooked by those who study the Southwest, and neither can the remarkable history of its gardens and site design that stretches over a thousand years.
November 2015
SAR Logo Field Trip
Friday, November 13–Saturday, November 14, 2015, $500 Crownpoint Rug Auction
October 2015
Doorway in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon Field Trip
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:00 pm, $275 Chaco Canyon Day Trip
May 2015
The Art of Velino Shije Herrera Field Trip
Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:30 am–3:00 pm The Art of Velino Shije Herrera (Ma Pe Wi) [Filled, waitlist is open.] This field trip offers participants a unique opportunity to view rarely-exhibited paintings by Velino Shije Herrera, which are owned by SAR, and to visit to the Pritzlaff Ranch in San Ignacio, New Mexico to view the large, wall murals painted by Velino.
Tsinat Petroglyphs Field Trip
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 am–3:00 pm Caja del Rio: Archaeology of Tsinat Pueblo [Filled.] Our trip guides will be Mike Bremer and Anne Baldwin, who work with the Heritage Program on the Santa Fe National Forest. This trip offers an opportunity to explore the Caja del Rio plateau and enjoy a hike into the Santa Fe River canyon just as the cottonwoods and willows begin to awaken. There will be an opportunity to search for rock art and look at the early agricultural fields of ancestral Keres people living along the Santa Fe River.
April 2015
Three-dimensional turtle with shell Field Trip
Tuesday, April 21–Friday, April 24, 2015 Artistry of Hopi [Filled.] Among the 12,000+ items of Southwest art and culture represented in the IARC collection, the work of Hopi artist’s Ramson Lomatewama, Iva Honyestewa, and Rachel Sahmie shine particularly bright. Our unique fieldtrip will take us out to Hopi to reconnect with these outstanding artists. It is an opportunity to visit with them in their studios, be enriched by their artistry, and learn how they and their artwork are involved with their community.
Blackwater Draw Stratigraphy Field Trip
Friday, April 3–Saturday, April 4, 2015 Discovering Ice Age Americans: A Trip to Blackwater Draw [Filled.] [2 days/1 night, overnight in Portales, New Mexico] For this field trip, Archaeologist David Kilby, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University, will be our expert guide. The trip includes a close-up view of artifacts from the site, plus a guided tour.
March 2015
Rio Grande Gorge Field Trip
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 am–4:00 pm New Mexico’s Equestrian Nomads: Comanche, Jicarilla Apaches and Utes [Filled.] SAR resident scholar Severin Fowles is currently researching the intrusion of the Comanches and Utes into northern New Mexico during the 17th and 18th centuries. This trip offers participants a unique opportunity to study little-known rock art panels that document the arrival of these equestrian tribes into New Mexico’s cultural landscape and the impact these nomadic tribes had upon Puebloan and Hispanic villagers.
Guitierrez-Hubbell Family, Juliana and Children Field Trip
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Historic Homes of the Rio Grande Valley: Gutierrez-Hubbell & Los Poblanos [Filled, waitlist is open.] We will have the opportunity to visit two historic properties along the Rio Grande, the Gutierrez-Hubbell home in the South Valley, and the La Quinta home & Los Poblanos Property in the North Valley. Both homes are listed on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties.
October 2014
Guaje Ruin Kiva in 2005 Field Trip
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Guaje Canyon: Archaeology and Fire on the Pajarito Plateau Trip Leaders: Rory Gauthier and Dr. Craig Allen One extensive group of ruins that we will visit lies on the high, narrow mesa north of Guaje Canyon. Here, at least seven ruins are spread along the crest of the mesa, including five kivas that are carved into the tufa bedrock. A string of fifty cavate rooms are found along the base of the canyon, which were accessible to the mesa village by hand- and toe-holds and carved stairs.
Governor Bent Field Trip
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Rebellion in Taos: the Uprising of 1847 Trip Leader: Robert J. Tórrez The years 1846 and 1847 were volatile times in New Mexico, particularly in Taos and Taos Pueblo. On January 19, 1847, Governor Bent, his brother-in-law, and four US-appointed local officials were murdered in Taos. The revolt against the newly instituted US authorities quickly spread to Mora and other communities in northern New Mexico.
September 2014
Eagle Trap Field Trip
Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:00 am–3:00 pm Burnt Mesa Pueblo and Eagle Traps Trip Leaders: Rory Gauthier and Robert Powers Burnt Mesa, above Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Park, was ravaged by the 1977 La Mesa Fire, which changed the visual landscape of Bandelier’s northern boundary. The once-prominent ponderosa forest has transitioned into grass and shrubs, which have attracted elk into the park. This open landscape has allowed visitors to more easily notice the numerous rock mound sites signifying Ancestral Puebloan life on the mesa.
August 2014
Satellite image of Valles Caldera Field Trip
Friday, August 15, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Archaeology and Geology of the Valles Caldera Trip Leaders: Ana Steffen and Kirt Kempter Join us for an insightful and exclusive trip into the heart of the Valles Caldera National Preserve with Cultural Resources Coordinator Ana Steffen and geologist Kirt Kempter. Known for its distinctive caldera rim, expansive grasslands with elk herds, and its cultural importance to local pueblos, the Valles Caldera has developed an allure that makes visitors want to return time and time again to seek out its solitude and beauty.
Satellite image of Valles Caldera Field Trip
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Archaeology and Geology of the Valles Caldera Trip Leaders: Ana Steffen and Kirt Kempter Join us for an insightful and exclusive trip into the heart of the Valles Caldera National Preserve with Cultural Resources Coordinator Ana Steffen and geologist Kirt Kempter. Known for its distinctive caldera rim, expansive grasslands with elk herds, and its cultural importance to local pueblos, the Valles Caldera has developed an allure that makes visitors want to return time and time again to seek out its solitude and beauty.
May 2014
SAR Logo Field Trip
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 am–3:30 pm The Tewa World: Posi-Ouinge and Santa Clara Pueblo Trip Leaders: Kurt Anschuetz and Porter Swentzell The Tewa people have lived in northern New Mexico for centuries, including the modern villages of Santa Clara, Okhay Owingeh, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoaque, and Nambe Pueblos. The ancestral villages of the Tewa are scattered along the tributaries of the Rio Chama and Rio Grande, including the archaeological site called “Posi-Ouinge” located near Ojo Caliente.
Ancestral Navajo Field Trip
Thursday, May 1–Saturday, May 3, 2014 Ancestral Navajo: Rock Art and Pueblitos de Dinétah Trip Leader: Larry Baker The remote landscape of northwestern New Mexico is known as Dinétah by the Navajo people. Scattered in this ancestral Navajo homeland are small defensive sites— pueblitos— that the Navajos constructed in the eighteenth century to protect themselves from slaving raids by neighboring Utes.
April 2014
SAR Logo Field Trip
Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Classic Period Pueblos of San Juan Mesa Trip Leaders: Michael Bremer and Chris Toya From the 14th century into the early historic period the ancestors of the modern Pueblo of Jemez lived and farmed the mesas above the Rio Jemez. Living in large pueblos acting as community centers with extensive networks of field houses and agriculture fields the population thrived in an environment that looked very different from the ponderosa pine forest we see today.
Wood Vendor Field Trip
Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:30 am–1:30 pm Historical Change in Downtown Santa Fe Trip Leader: Dr. Tomas Chávez How has Santa Fe changed in the past 400 years from Spanish Colonial days, the bustle of the Santa Fe Trail, the coming of the US Cavalry, the building of the railroad, and the rise of tourism? The changing faces of Santa Fe’s long and colorful history will be revealed to us by historian Dr. Tomas Chávez on a walking tour of the downtown area.
Hanat Kotyiti Field Trip
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00 am–4:00 pm A Tour of Hanat Kotyiti and the Historic Village of La Cañada Trip Leaders: Dr. Joseph Suina, Rory Gauthier, and Robert Powers Today, the Keres-speaking village of Cochiti Pueblo lies along the banks of the Rio Grande. However, soon after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the people of Cochiti and other Pueblo people built more defensible pueblos on high, remote mesas to prepare for the return of the Spanish.
November 2013
Montoya’s Butte Field Trip
Friday, November 8–Sunday, November 10, 2013 The Archaeology of Cañada Alamosa Join SAR for a unique trip exploring prehistoric pueblos in the remote terrain of the Black Range southwest of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
October 2013
Mimbres Bowl Field Trip
Saturday, October 12–Tuesday, October 15, 2013 The Classic Mimbres Culture Join us for a rare opportunity to spend four days immersed in the Mimbres culture of beautiful southwestern New Mexico.
September 2013
Native Foods: Culinary Field Trip and Farm Tour Field Trip
Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:30 am–2:30 pm Lessons from Traditional Pueblo Farming Under the leadership of Dr. Richard I. Ford, a renowned ethnobotanist, we will explore the archaeology of pre-Hispanic agriculture and ethnobotany at Tesuque Pueblo.
Pueblo Largo Field Trip
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:00 am–3:30 pm Pueblos Largo and Colorado in the Galisteo Basin The Galisteo Basin of northern New Mexico is one of the premier archaeological regions in the Southwest. This region is less known to the public than the Pajarito Plateau because the land is primarily in private ownership and public access is limited.
August 2013
Monastery of Christ in the Desert Field Trip
Friday, August 23, 2013, 9:00 am–6:00 pm Spiritual Centers in Northern New Mexico Join us for an intriguing visit and conversation with leaders of two spiritual centers near Abiquiu, New Mexico: Dar al Islam and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.
June 2013
San Juan River, Mexican Hat, Utah Field Trip
Monday, June 3–Saturday, June 8, 2013 Archaeological Adventure on the San Juan River This 40-mile rafting adventure through the stunningly beautiful Upper Canyon of the San Juan River includes three nights and four days floating from Montezuma Creek to Mexican Hat, Utah.
May 2013
Arroyo Hondo Field Trip
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:30 am–12:00 pm The Intriguing Story of the Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Join Douglas Schwartz, president emeritus of the School for Advanced Research, on a field trip to the fourteenth-century pueblo of Arroyo Hondo.
SAR Logo Field Trip
Friday, May 3–Monday, May 6, 2013 Hubbell Art Auction and Canyon de Chelly In addition to the day-long auction event at the Hubbell Trading Post, we will accompany National Park Service archaeologist Keith Lyons on a full-day jeep tour of Canyon del Muerto in Canyon de Chelly.
April 2013
SAR Logo Field Trip
Friday, April 19–Sunday, April 21, 2013 Archaeology of the Ute Mountain Tribal Park Join us for a trip into the southern borderlands of Mesa Verde as we travel with Native American guides into the Ute Mountain Tribal Park.
SAR Logo Field Trip
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Pecos Pueblo at the Beginning Pecos Pueblo is one of the most historically significant sites in New Mexico. As the largest and easternmost of the Pueblo villages, by 1540 it was home to at least 2,000 inhabitants.
March 2013
Water Canteen and Olla Field Trip
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:00 am–5:00 pm The Artistry of Acoma Pueblo SAR has received a special invitation to visit Acoma Pueblo and learn about its artistic history through the eyes of Acoma potter Franklin Peters and Haak’u Museum curator Melvin Sarracino.
Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey Field Trip
Thursday, March 21–Saturday, March 30, 2013 Ancient Borderlands of Western Turkey Join SAR on an exclusive adventure into some of the most fascinating and significant regions of the ancient world—Ionia, Lydia, and Caria—now within the modern nation of Turkey. Guided by historian Dr. John Lee, we will explore the history, archaeology, art, and culture of this beautiful area, all while traveling in five-star comfort.
October 2012
Cerro Pedernal Field Trip
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8:00–5:00 pm, Trip is Full Tsi-p’in-owinge’ Pueblo One of the “jewels of the Southwest,” Tsi-p’in-owinge’ Pueblo is located on a small mesa in the Rio Chama valley.
Inside El Malpais Field Trip
Friday, October 12–Saturday, October 13, 2012, Trip is Full The Legendary Zuni-Acoma Trail The El Malpais National Monument is the best place in the lower fortyeight states to view young, Hawaiian-style volcanic deposits. The name “El Malpais” comes from early Spanish explorers and translates literally to “the bad country,” so-named because of the impenetrable nature of these lava flows.
September 2012
Pueblo del Arroyo Field Trip
Friday, September 28–Sunday, September 30, 2012, Trip is Full Moonrise over the Chaco World The Ancestral Puebloans of the American Southwest were one of many ancient cultures that followed the movement of the sun, stars, moon, and other heavenly bodies and aligned their dwellings to the sky, built monuments to celestial events, and depicted them artistically in rock art.
Hopi Man, circa 1900 Field Trip
Friday, September 14–Monday, September 17, 2012, Trip is Full The Art and Culture of Hopi The trip will highlight the Hopi Pueblo culture of the past and present. Travel through the red and white sandstone cliffs of western New Mexico on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief for a three-night stay at one of the last great railroad hotels, La Posada in Winslow, AZ.
June 2012
The Mandala Center Field Trip
Saturday, June 9–Sunday, June 10, 2012 Paleoindians and Prairie Schooners Two iconic landmarks of New Mexico are the Santa Fe Trail and the Folsom site, a renowned Paleoindian site dating between 10,800 and 10,200 years ago.
Mary Cabot Wheelwright Field Trip
Friday, June 8, 2012, 8:30–3:00 pm The Historic Los Luceros Hacienda The historic 140-acre Los Luceros property is one of the most beautifully restored nineteenth-century haciendas in northern New Mexico.
Pueblos of the Northern Galisteo Basin Field Trip
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 7:30–2:00 pm Pueblos of the Northern Galisteo Basin For three centuries, the Galisteo Basin was home to one of the largest concentrations of Puebloan communities in the Southwest.
May 2012
Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular  Grand Gulch Wilderness Field Trip
Tuesday, May 8–Sunday, May 13, 2012 Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular Grand Gulch Wilderness Grand Gulch is a spectacular geologic feature on Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah, and was once home to Basketmaker and Ancestral Puebloan peoples.
April 2012
Guaje Ruin Kiva in 2005 Field Trip
Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Riding to Guaje: Northern Canyons of the Pajarito Plateau Archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett and poet Peggy Pond Church are two people forever linked to the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico. US Forest Service archaeologists Mike Bremer and Anne Baldwin will be our expert guides on this backroad adventure.
Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular  Grand Gulch Wilderness Field Trip
Wednesday, April 11–Monday, April 16, 2012 Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular Grand Gulch Wilderness Grand Gulch is a spectacular geologic feature on Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah, and was once home to Basketmaker and Ancestral Puebloan peoples.
March 2012
Nogales Cliff House Field Trip
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7:30 am–5:00 pm Mystery of the Gallina People The obscure ancient culture known as the Gallina occupied a remote region of northwestern New Mexico around AD 1100. The culture suddenly vanished around 1275, as the last of its members either left or were “wiped out.”
Marla Allison Field Trip
Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:00 am–5:30 pm The World of Laguna Pueblo Laguna Pueblo is one of the largest Keresan pueblos in New Mexico and consists of the six small villages of Encinal, Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Paraje, and Seama. The majestic white San José Mission sits atop the hill in the center of Laguna.
November 2011
Nogales Cliff House Field Trip
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 7:30 am–5:00 pm Mystery of the Gallina People Canceled Due to Winter Weather The obscure ancient culture known as the Gallina occupied a remote region of northwestern New Mexico around A.D. 1100. The culture suddenly vanished around 1275, as the last of its members either left or were “wiped out.”
October 2011
Robert Tenorio Pottery Field Trip
Saturday, October 15, 2011, 9:00 am–3:00 pm Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Demonstration with Robert Tenorio Pottery Demonstration and Firing at Santo Domingo Pueblo Robert Tenorio will demonstrate each step as he makes a pot, while allowing participants to try out their own artistic skills by painting a small piece with a yucca-fiber paintbrush.
Robert Tenorio Pottery Field Trip
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:00–11:00 am Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Demonstration with Robert Tenorio Preview of Santo Domingo Pottery with Robert Tenorio at IARC Robert Tenorio will meet with participants in the Indian Arts Research Center to share his knowledge of Pueblo pottery.
Warrior Petroglyph at Astialakwa Field Trip
Saturday, October 1–Sunday, October 2, 2011 Archaeology of the Jemez Pueblo Revolt Overnight in Jemez Springs During this two-day hiking adventure, we will visit three of the Jemez refuge pueblos constructed in the immediate aftermath of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt...
September 2011
Petroglyphs at Pueblo Blanco Field Trip
Friday, September 16, 2011, 8:00 am–2:30 pm Protecting Pueblo Blanco Pueblo Blanco was one of the basin’s largest and most densely populated sites with approximately 1,450 rooms, encompassing several plazas and kivas within a 20-acre area...
Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde, 2006 Field Trip
Friday, September 9–Sunday, September 11, 2011 Behind the Scenes at Mesa Verde: Wetherill Mesa Overnight in Mesa Verde National Park Our trip to Wetherill Mesa is more than just a visit to another cliff dwelling. It offers archaeological viewing in near solitude and with an expert guide with life-long experiences working in National Parks that protect Ancestral Puebloan and Basketmaker cultures.
August 2011
Petroglyphs at Pueblo Blanco Field Trip
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8:00 am–2:30 pm Protecting Pueblo Blanco Pueblo Blanco was one of the basin’s largest and most densely populated sites with approximately 1,450 rooms, encompassing several plazas and kivas within a 20-acre area...
July 2011
Puye Cliff Dwellings Field Trip
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Riding to Guaje: Northern Canyons of the Pajarito Plateau Trip Cancelled Due to Fires Archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett and poet Peggy Pond Church are two people forever linked to the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico. US Forest Service archaeologists Mike Bremer and Anne Baldwin will be our expert guides on this backroad adventure.
Cochiti Pueblo Field Trip
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 7:30 am–5:00 pm A Tour of Hanat Kotyiti and Kuapa Pueblos Trip Cancelled Due to Fires Today, the Keres-speaking villages of Cochiti Pueblo and San Felipe Pueblo lie along the banks of the Rio Grande. Prior to Spanish contact, however, the Cochiti and San Felipe people lived together in the ancestral village of Kuapa.
June 2011
SAR Logo Field Trip
Friday, June 3, 2011, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Following the Fiber Trail Trip is Sold Out The fiber arts of New Mexico encompass both the Hispanic and Native American traditions and are especially important for women, helping them to develop a sustainable future for their families.
May 2011
Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde, 2006 Field Trip
Friday, May 13–Sunday, May 15, 2011 Behind the Scenes at Mesa Verde: Wetherill Mesa Trip is Sold Out Overnight in Mesa Verde National Park Our trip to Wetherill Mesa is more than just a visit to another cliff dwelling. It offers archaeological viewing in near solitude and with an expert guide with life-long experiences working in National Parks that protect Ancestral Puebloan and Basketmaker cultures.
April 2011
Archaic and Historic Rock Art in the Rio Grande Gorge Field Trip
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 8:30 am–2:00 pm Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs Trip is Sold Out Mesa Prieta is a basalt escarpment located on the west side of the Rio Grande north of Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo). Evidence of historic and prehistoric occupation of this area goes back over 9,000 years.
March 2011
Apache Rock Art Field Trip
Friday, March 25–Sunday, March 27, 2011 Hembrillo: An Apache Battlefield of the Victorio War Trip is Sold Out Overnight in Las Cruces The battle of Hembrillo was the largest confrontation of the Victorio War of 1879, pitting approximately 150 Warm Springs and Mescalero Apache against 300 U.S. Army troops including Buffalo Soldiers and White Mountain Apache Scouts.
October 2010
El Morro Field Trip
Friday, October 8–Saturday, October 9, 2010 El Morro and Zuni Pueblo This Trip is Sold Out Guided by Dr. Jim Kendrick and Randy and Milford Nahohai, with an overnight in Zuni Pueblo
September 2010
Katsina, Comanche Gap Field Trip
Friday, September 17, 2010, 9:00 am–2:30 pm Spectacular Comanche Gap This Trip is Sold Out Guided by Dr. Polly Schaafsma
August 2010
View of the Ortiz Mountains from Petroglyph Hill Field Trip
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 8:00 am–2:00 pm The Mystery of Burnt Corn Pueblo and Petroglyph Hill This Trip is Sold Out Guided by Dr. James Snead
July 2010
Gaussoin Metalsmithing Field Trip
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:45 am–2:45 pm Native Artists Studio Tour Guided by the Gaussoin family, Randy Chitto, and Mateo Romero
June 2010
Detail of San Luis Church Field Trip
Friday, June 25, 2010, 7:30 am–5:00 pm History and Folklore of the Rio Puerco Valley Guided by Nasario Garcia and Tom Windes The austere Rio Puerco Valley has attracted a continuum of inhabitants, from Ancestral Puebloans to Navajos to Hispanic farmers....
May 2010
Detail of Toadlena Trading Post Field Trip
Thursday, May 20–Saturday, May 22, 2010 Chacoan Outliers and Navajo Weavers of Northwestern New Mexico Guided by Tom Windes and John Kantner with an overnight in Gallup Archaeologists Tom Windes and John Kantner will take us on a journey through the backroads of northwestern New Mexico, visiting several outlying great houses....
April 2010
Gran Quivira, Salinas Pueblo Missions Field Trip
Friday, April 30–Saturday, May 1, 2010 The Salinas Pueblos: One Thousand Years of Village Life in Central New Mexico Guided by Alison Rautman with an overnight in Mountainair East of the rugged Manzano Mountains are the remains of three large pueblos and their 17th-century Spanish Colonial missions. Explore these with archaeologist Alison Rautman....
March 2010
Detail of Aldo Leopold’s Early Home Field Trip
Friday, March 19, 2010, 7:30 am–5:00 pm Journey through Time Guided by Linda Cordell and Felipe Ortega The journey through time will take us across north-central New Mexico from El Rito to La Madera and on to Tres Piedras....
October 2009
Dinétah Fortress Field Trip
Thursday, October 15–Saturday, October 17, 2009 Ancestral Navajo: Rock Art & Pueblitos de Dinétah Guided by Larry Baker and Alex Mitchell Scattered in the ancestral Navajo homeland are small defensive sites, “Pueblitos,” that the Navajos constructed in the 18th century to protect themselves from slaving raids....
Snake Petroglyph in White Rock Canyon Field Trip
Saturday, October 3, 2009, 7:30 am–4:30 pm Awanyu Guardians of White Rock Canyon Guided by Robert “Bob” Powers and Rory Gauthier White Rock Canyon is one of the jewels of the Pajarito Plateau, with magnificent views, beautiful rock art, and farming sites hidden in the canyon bottom.
September 2009
Mary Cabot Wheelwright Field Trip
Friday, September 11, 2009, 8:30 am–3:00 pm The Historic Los Luceros Hacienda Guided by Lea Armstrong and Marie Markenstein The historic 140-acre property is nestled along the Rio Grande and was home to Mary Cabot Wheelwright, founder of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.
Water Vase by Ulysses Reid Field Trip
Friday, September 4, 2009, 8:30 am–3:30 pm The Art of Zia Pueblo Guided by Ulysses Reid Join us on a special field trip to honor Zia potter Ulysses Reid, this summer’s “Artist in Residence” at the Indian Arts Research Center.
August 2009
Native Foods Field Trip
Saturday, August 8, 2009, 8:00 am–3:00 pm Native Foods: Culinary Field Trip and Farm Tour Chef Lois Ellen Frank; Clayton Brascoupe, Director of the Traditional Native American Farmers Association; and Eremita and Margaret Campos’s family farm Award-winning chef Lois Ellen Frank will be our guide as we learn about the region’s history and the revitalization of traditional Native seeds, foods, and farming methods.
July 2009
Archaic and Historic Rock Art in the Rio Grande Gorge Field Trip
Saturday, July 25, 2009, 7:00 am–2:30 pm Archaic and Historic Rock Art in the Rio Grande Gorge Guided by Severin Fowles Archaeologist and Barnard College professor Severin Fowles is in his third summer of investigating the Archaic and historic sites of the Rio Grande Gorge, a formidable place often overlooked by other Southwest archaeologists, but one that was prehistorically used by the Jicarilla Apache, Utes, Comanche, and Picuris and Taos Pueblos.
Robert Tenorio Pottery Field Trip
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 8:00 am–2:00 pm Santo Domingo Pottery Firing: Santo Domingo Pueblo Santo Domingo potter Robert Tenorio Join in the fun by participating in a traditional pottery-making demonstration. Santo Domingo potter Robert Tenorio enjoys teaching his knowledge of Puebloan pottery by involving people in the process of creation.
Window Portal in the IARC Building Field Trip
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 10:00–11:00 am Santo Domingo Pottery Firing: Preview of Santo Domingo Pottery at the Indian Arts Research Center Santo Domingo potter Robert Tenorio As a preview to the July 11th trip, Robert Tenorio will meet on Tuesday with participants in the Indian Arts Research Center at SAR to share his knowledge of Santo Domingo pottery.
June 2009
Puye Cliff Dwellings Field Trip
Friday, June 12, 2009, 8:00 am–2:00 pm Exploring Puye Cliff Dwellings: A Family Trip Guided by members of Santa Clara This historic landmark in the beautiful Santa Clara Canyon was home to over 1,500 Pueblo Indians, the ancestors of the Tewa people of Santa Clara Pueblo.
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