Ayer Memorias: Archaeological Evidence of Land-Use Patterns at the Pueblo de Abiquiú

Lecture: ARF Brownbag | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alexandra McCleary, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This paper will discuss the most recent excavations in the Genízaro Pueblo de Abiquiú, NM. Abiquiú, as one of the oldest and most successful Genízaro land grants, is a key area for better understanding the history of Indo-Hispanic settlements in Northern New Mexico. Three distinct sites were excavated, representing domestic, defensive, and agricultural contexts. The paper will go over the preliminary results of the excavations, ground-truthing GPR results, and the ongoing collaborative process that has been crucial to the success of this project.