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Thurs Pre-Conference Special Field Trip: Mesa Prieta

  • 16 May 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • Farmington, NM
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Mesa Prieta is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. They would like to offer ARARA members a special chance to view their rock art.

When: Thursday May 16, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Site Description: Situated on ancestral Tewa lands, the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project is a nonprofit organization aimed at educating and promoting the heritage stewardship of archaeological features of the northern Rio Grande Valley. The Mesa includes well over 100,000 petroglyphs with archaeological features that date back thousands of years. Visitors will view examples of elaborate rock art that range from Archaic, Classic Pueblo and Post-contact time periods. What makes this place unique are the abundance of what is referred to as shield images, Avanyu and flute player petroglyphs. 
Tours will last approximately two hours will the level of difficulty being moderate with some steep and rugged trail options. Restroom amenities are limited and visitors should prepared with proper hiking shoes, hats, sunscreen and water.
Vehicle Requirement:
Driving Time/Distance (Round trip):
The meeting location will be emailed to you, but for travel planning the Ohkay Travel Center (NM Highway 68, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566 is a close proxy. Travel time to Farmington will be 3 - 3.5 hours.
Max. Number of Participants: 20

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