Southwestern Archaeology

My first exposure to the environment and archaeology of the American Southwest came in 1966. I was 8 years old and spent some time that summer with my aunt Lucia who lived outside of Alubuquerque. We traveled to various sites in New Mexico, including Banedlier and Canyon de Chelly, to hike, explore ruins, and visit modern Pueblos. Having spent the previous few years living in the dense redwood forest of the California's Santa Cruz Mountains, I was amazed by the dramatic landscapes, highly visible archaeology, and active native cultures of the Southwest.

Last updated: 25 NOV 2011