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Excursion to Pueblo Pintado

Pueblo Pintado
Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Meet at the Maxwell parking lot
$75, $65 members, UNM Tuition remission accepted
Tom Windes

Pueblo Pintado with Tom Windes. Explore the towering greathouse south of Chaco Wash, surrounding landscape and
community on the lower north slope of Chacra Mesa.


8:00 am Meet at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
8:15 am Depart the Maxwell Museum
11:00 am Arrive at Pueblo Pintado, have lunch, tour site
2:30 pm Leave Pueblo Pintado
5:00 pm Arrive at Maxwell Museum

BRING: Water, Sunscreen,Brown Bag Lunch, Hat & sun protective clothing

Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are strongly recommended
Hiking distance at the site, is approximately .25 mile
Restroom facilities will not be available at the site.
For more info call Mary Beth Hermans, Public Programs Coordinator 277-1400
Fees: Pueblo Pintado Tour $75.00 Van Transportation $15.00
Discount for Maxwell Members, tuition remission available for UNM.


Tom Windes grew up in the Silver Spring, Maryland, suburb of Washington DC, and graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina (1965) and a Master
of Art in Archeology from the University of New Mexico (1967). Windes’ field work began with Florence Hawley Ellis in the Chama River Valley in 1969. As part of the Chaco Project of the National
Park Service and University of New Mexico, Windes led a survey crew that helped create a cultural resource inventory of the entire Chaco Canyon National Monument (32 sq. mi.). He has excavated  Basketmaker III sites and shrines, at Pueblo I sites and stone circles, and as the field supervisor for the excavations at Pueblo Alto (1976-1979). He helped start the Chaco Wood Project that inventoried and documented every visible piece of wood in the Chaco Culture great houses (approximately 8,000 pieces). He retired from the National Park Service after 35 years and continues to research Chacoan chronology, settlement, and origins. Tom has been leading excursions to sites throughout the southwest since 1980.