A Benefit for the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project
This tour only offered once a year
Join a special guided tour of 25 “Kokopelli” petroglyphs – visit America’s largest-known group of flute-playing animal petroglyphs on the Wells Petroglyph Preserve north of Ohkay Owingeh.
– Sunday, October 22, 2017
– 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
– $175 per person
– Limited to 25 people
Listen to live flute music
featuring Patrick Mirabal from Taos Pueblo!
Enjoy an incredible gourmet lunch catered by Red Mesa Cuisine, with wines by La Chiripada Winery, set high above the Rio Grande with cottonwoods in their autumn splendor! There will be a silent auction with fine art items.
New Adventure: Taos Exploration Trip
When: September 15 – 17, 2017
- Little Christian Church in Taos Pueblo
‘Place of Red Willows’
The town of Taos is located in the north-central region of New Mexico nestled into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Taos is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Residents have inhabited this beautiful community for over 1,000 years.
Taos, New Mexico – the native pueblo
Rustic entrance to a rural winery
Taos, New Mexico
Embudo, New Mexico – Johnny Meier’s Classic Gas Station Museum
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Upcoming Event: 96th Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
When: August 4, 2017
Where: Gallup, New Mexico
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Ah the curious and exciting things in this world…
The American Museum of Natural History reports that a new species of dinosauromorph was among the mixed assemblage of dinosaurs and dinosauromorphs found at Hayden Quarry in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico!
What is a dinosauromorph (‘dinasauromorpha’)?
Dinasauromorpha is a clade of archosaurs that includes the clade Dinosauria (dinosaurs), and other closely related animals. Birds are the only surviving dinosauromorphs.
See more about this amazing finding at American Museum of Natural History
AiA visit to the Ghost Ranch Retreat and Educational Center
See more about our visit to the Ghost Ranch here
The Puye Cliff Dwellings are the ruins of an abandoned pueblo, located in Santa Clara Canyon on Santa Clara Pueblo land near Española, New Mexico. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
The dwellings were carved out soft of volcanic tuff on an approximately 200 foot (61 m) cliff ridge. The rock itself is relatively soft and can be excavated using wooden tools.
Native peoples first settled in the area in the late 10th century living in dispersed farmstead dwellings at the east side of the Jemez Mountains.
- Up to 1500 pueblo Indians lived in the area between 900 and 1580
- Largest complex includes two levels of cliff-dwellings and cave dwellings
- One level of the cliff dwellings is over one mile long
- Edgar Hewitt excavated Puye Cliffs in 1907
See more on Puye Cliff Dwellings with Wikipedia
Puye Cliff Dwellings. (2016, October 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:13, October 9, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Puye_Cliff_Dwellings&oldid=743458473
Thank you Leslie Cohen for organizing this field trip to Ghost Ranch Retreat & Educational Center.
Five of the world’s top paleontology scientists were also visiting the Hayden Quarry that day representing:
- Field Museum in Chicago
- University of Iowa
- Peabody Institute
- University of Utah
- American Museum of Natural History in New York
The Hayden Quarry on Ghost Ranch is considered the most important paleontology site in the world.
See more about the Ghost Ranch at www.ghostranch.org/