Message #306:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Pueblo San Marcos
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 96 13:16:00 MST
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From:   Maurice Brill 

I was pleased to see the following announcement in the Archaeological 
Conservancy Newsletter:

The Archaeological Conservancy has entered into an option agreement to 
acquire an additional 40 acres of Pueblo San Marcos, the largest pueblo ruin 
in the United States, and perhaps the most important privately-owned ruin in 
the Southwest. The  site has enormous research potential, with 22 blocks of 
rooms, 9 plazas, acres of middens, and a mission church. The first 20-acre 
parcel was acquired by the Conservancy in 1981.

The site is in the Galisteo Basin just south of Santa Fe. This apparently 
was the place of refuge that many citizens of Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde 
went to, when they abandoned their homes.