Three Rivers, NM, October 21, 2012

October 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Memorials | New Mexico | Petroglyphs & Pictographs | Photography | Prehistoric Man

This shows the excavated site of the Jornada-Mogollon people who lived in this area hundreds of years ago.  The site lies about 300 yards south of the ridge line that features the petroglyphs from the last post.

There is no featured photo on the home page for this post.  Also, I loaded the signposts in a larger size to make them easier to read for those of you who may be interested in reading about this small village site.

Generally, I will let the signposts and the photos tell it all.  Some of the signs feature petroglyphs I shot photos of an hour or two before.  Perhaps you can pick them out.

The last photo has the burial site in it.

But the one that interests me most is the 8th photo showing the pottery shards.

In the summer of 2011 I was touring some privately held lands near Sanders, Arizona.  Pottery shards were everywhere.  And they were decorated.  The shards shown here are not decorated.

The distance between Sanders, AZ and Three Rivers, NM is around 275 miles, but I can’t tell you the distance in time or culture.

 

I agree.  Take only pictures.  Leave only footprints.

 

The end of the trail is a loop.  If followed it clockwise.

 

Another post from this day is next.  It is all snapshots and covers a few things that interest me in New Mexico.

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