EXPLORING SAN MARCOS PUEBLO
WITH DR. JOHN A. WARE
JULY 18, 2020
TO HONOR THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVANCY
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19
San Marcos Pueblo is one of seven large pueblo villages in the Galisteo Basin south of Santa Fe that were founded in the late 1200s or early 1300s. The pueblo consists of several dozen stone and adobe room blocks enclosing multiple plazas. Visited in the late sixteenth century by Spanish explorers, a mission church and convento were completed at San Marcos in the early 1630s. Residents played an active role in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The village is located in close proximity to the Cerrillos turquoise and lead deposits, which may explain why San Marcos was a major production center for lead glaze paint pottery. When troops of Don Diego de Vargas in the reconquest of New Mexico arrived at San Marcos in 1693, the village was abandoned. Its residents are thought to have joined Keresan-speaking communities along the Rio Grande north of Albuquerque.
Join Southwest Seminars and Dr. John Ware Founding Director, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, former Director Lab of Anthropology and former Executive Director, The Amerind Foundation for a tour of San Marcos Pueblo. Dr. Ware will be joined by Jim Walker, Southwest Regional Director of the Archaeological Conservancy, and Gary Capshaw, site steward for San Marcos Pueblo. Tuition includes a nice lunch, a donation to The Archaeological Conservancy, honoraria for our scholars, and fee for our services.
$150 per person.