Message #183:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Intriguing Canyons in Texas (Coronado Entrada)
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 12:42:47 -0700


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From: Bill Hartmann 

Laurel Cooper sent me an email that seems to have come on Oct 25 1996
from Brian Kenny, and from Charles Randall Morrison, about canyons near
Lubbock with bison remains (bison hunt remains?).  This in response to
news about the discovery of the Coronado army material esp. copper
crossbow bolt points, in the nearby Blanco Canyon.

It wasn't entirely clear.  Is anyone saying there is reason to suspect
another canyon of having CORONADO materials?  Or just Native American
bison hunt remains?  This is of special interest because the Coronado
chronicles refer, seemingly, to two nearby canyons in which they camped
on different dates.  The Wichita State Crew, plus Richard & Shirley
Flint (editors of the forthcoming U.Colo. book on the Coronado route,
fall 97), plus Gayle and myself who have been in on some of the Blanco
Canyon surveys, are all fussing about whether there is a second Coronado
canyon, and if so, which one is Blanco, the first or second.   (In one
of them, a hail storm broke all the crockery in
the camp -- will this turn up?)

We HAVE found apparent bison bone fragmentary material in association
with the Coronado stuff at Blanco.  

Anyone have any news to share about other canyons???

Bill Hartmann 
hartmann@psi.edu