San Cristobal Ranch Hike

San Cristobal Ranch Hike

Pueblo, Colorado

October 5, 2019
Archaeology, Friends of Archaeology

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Eric Blinman will lead a day-long hike on the San Cristobal Ranch, visiting Pueblo Colorado but also nearby sites that predate this major Galisteo Basin Pueblo. The hike will be strenuous, covering several miles of rugged terrain, and participants will need to carry water and lunch for the day. Pueblo, Colorado is a circa 900-room pueblo in a spectacular setting at the base of a south-facing cliff-alcove. It was abandoned prior to the 17th century and was never a mission community, but the pueblo does have later historic period overlays. There is a small amount of rock art in the vicinity.

The black-on-white pottery sites in the vicinity have never been studied but fall within the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. These sites represent homesteads and hamlets of one to several families during the period when a change in the Southwestern monsoon system allowed dry farming of maize in the Galisteo Basin.

Hotline Opens:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 7 a.m., 505.982.7799 ext. 6. FOA Members: $90, Non-Members: $100. Limit: 16 people