Figure 1. Majolica sherd, imported to San Marcos from Mexico (MMA 2006.114)
Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 4:00am
Today, we conclude our discussion of our recent research at San Marcos Pueblo by exploring the direct and indirect evidence of Spaniards at the Indigenous community of San Marcos. Historical documents suggest that a mission was established at San... read more
An example of a petrographic thin section of a pottery sherd made at San Marcos, showing the clay (in red) and the crushed rock added to the clay as temper (in gray/blue).
Posted on: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:15am
San Marcos Pueblo potters made beautiful glaze-painted pottery from the 1300s until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. They used lead sources from the nearby Cerrillos Hills to create glazes. Unlike some contemporary pottery where glaze covers an entire... read more
Map of San Marcos showing the different periods of use (map by Shawn Perman)
Posted on: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 8:15am
Today we continue our exploration of the University of New Mexico’s San Marcos Pueblo project (see Part 1 for an introduction to San Marcos Pueblo). In Part 2, we look at how the community grew and changed over time. Because the... read more
Book cover The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos: Change and Stability.
Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 8:30am
Our next few “Research Wednesday” posts will focus on San Marcos Pueblo. San Marcos is a large ancestral Pueblo town located just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the edge of the Galisteo Basin. Pueblo ancestors lived in this... read more