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New Find at Ghost Ranch

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

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See more about our visit to the Ghost Ranch here

Breakfast with the Archaeologist

“The Peace that was Granted had not been Kept: Coronado’s Deadly Siege in Albuquerque”

Presented by Dr. Matthew Schmader

Dr. Schmader works at the Pueblo of Piedras Marcadas ‘marked boulders’ located at the Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center on Coors Boulevard.  His extremely important findings have brought to light new information about the first major Spanish expedition into New Mexico, led by Captain General Francisco Vazquez de Coronado (1540-1542).

The principal investigator on more than 50 research projects in central New Mexico during the past 25 years, he holds degrees from the University of New Mexico (M.A. and Ph.D.); his research focused on petroglyphs and rock images, central New Mexico (especially the Archaic period), the 16th century Spanish exploration of the Southwest, early puebloan pithouse villages, and rock image site management and conservation.

Dr. Schmader currently holds position as Superintendent of Open Space with the Parks and Recreation Department of Albuquerque, New Mexico.