Date(s) - 06/13/2015 - 06/14/2015
Tularosa Meeting Point
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Announcement from David Greenwald:
In an attempt to continue excavations on the great kiva and to further open the pit house (Feature 11) that Dale and Tana opened last session, I am planning a weekend session for June 13 and 14. It’s getting hot out there, so I am proposing that we start at 5:30 and work until the heat gets the best of us. We can retire to the cool shade of the creek at that point. If you don’t want to start that early, I will provide you with directions on how to find the entrance and parking area for the trail head. I have the trail marked with flagging so you can join us when you get there. I have been going out almost every morning at 5:30 and it’s really nice until about 10:30. At 5:30, you can enjoy watching the sun rise and listen to the coyotes calling. Occasionally, I run into a wild turkey along the creek.
I hope to finish removing the roof fall fill from the floor of the kiva, finish defining the south upper adobe wall and excavate about ½ of the pit house to help define its overall morphology. Additionally, I would like to test up to 3 more depressions to confirm/refute them as pit houses. There is much to do and the results will be included in the upcoming Jornada Mogollon Conference in October in El Paso. In fact, we may never run out of things to accomplish on this site. It seems to have unlimited potential.
Participation is free to Jornada Research Institute members. See our Membership page if you wish to become a member or Donate to our efforts. Thank you in advance for your interest and support.
For pictures from the previous sessions and background to the ongoing excavation see: Creekside Village/Rio Tularosa album and Rio Tularosa Prehistory & History.